Meet the Staff

Jessica Gortner, MBA
Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications
Warde Hall 514
319-363-1323 ext. 1205
jgortner@mtmercy.edu

Gortner leads Mount Mercy’s Office of Marketing & Communications. She is responsible for planning, initiating, and implementing overall marketing, brand management, public relations, and communications for the University.


Dixie Albertson
Associate Director for Graphic Design
Warde Hall 518 
319-363-1323 ext. 1844
dalbertson@mtmercy.edu

Albertson is responsible for supporting Mount Mercy’s brand identity through visual creatives and graphic design. She also manages and coordinates printed marketing projects which foster the University’s visibility in higher education.

Leah Grout Garris
Part-Time/Temporary Project Manager
lgarris@mtmercy.edu

Taking your creative request from pipedream to implementation, Garris leads every step of the project proccess and ensures your project is kept in order and on time.

Amanda Mayotte '15
Coordinator of Marketing & Media Content
Warde Hall 512
319-363-1323 ext. 1884
amayotte@mtmercy.edu

Mayotte coordinates internal communications and promotion of events to internal and external audiences. She fosters awareness of Mount Mercy's mission and vision through impactful stories of interest to the greater community.

photo of Phillip PlatzPhillip Platz
Assistant Director for Multimedia Marketing
Warde Hall 515
319-363-1323 ext. 1032
pplatz@mtmercy.edu

Platz is charged with maintaining this website and managing and supporting Mount Mercy's primary social media outlets, digital advertising, and email marketing. He's especially excited to bring video and broadcast design expertise to the creative team.