Meet the Staff

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

Jessica leads Mount Mercy’s Office of Marketing & Communications—responsible for planning, initiating, and implementing overall marketing, brand management, public relations, and communications for the University. She has more than 15 years of experience, including working in marketing agencies and as a marketing consultant. Prior to Mount Mercy, she spent 10 years in the University of Illinois System. Jessica holds undergraduate degrees in marketing and management from Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Jamie Jones
Project Manager
Warde Hall 516
319-363-1323 ext. 1318

Taking your marketing request from pipedream to implementation, Jamie leads every step of the project process and ensures your project is kept in order and on time given our resources.

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

Amanda authors content and 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

Phillip is charged with maintaining this website (and many related microsites/landing pages) and managing and supporting Mount Mercy's primary social media outlets, digital advertising, and email marketing.