Marketing & Communications

General Contact

Drake University Marketing & Communications
1229 25th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

phone: 515-271-2169
1-800-44-DRAKE, x2169

fax: 515-271-3789

Executive Director

Debra Lukehart
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 515-271-2017


phone: 515-271-2169

Office Manager

Brenda Kay Rodriguez
Office Manager
phone: 515-271-2169

phone: 515-271-3779

Social Media

Public Relations

Jarad Bernstein
Director of Public Relations and Media Management
phone: 515-271-3119
cell: 515-650-3877

Aaron Jaco
Digital Media Specialist
phone: 515-271-2179

Editorial & Client Relations

Beth Wilson
Editorial Director
phone: 515-271-4719

Tim Schmitt
phone: 515-271-3273

Jill Brimeyer
Senior Writer
phone: 515-271-3188

Alyssa Young
Digital Media Writer Editor
phone: 515-271-4501


Kristin Dunn
Creative Director
phone: 515-271-3299

Emma Akerly
Graphic Designer
phone: 515-271-3247

Micki Nelson
Production Manager
phone: 515-271-2833

Web Communications

Jeremy Sievers
Director, Web Communications
phone: 515-271-2795

Danny Akright
Digital Media Publisher
phone: 515-271-3779


University News
November 26, 2014
Nonpartisan political analyst Charlie Cook will usher in the 2016 election season with insights on the key 2014 mid-term election races and a preview of the upcoming presidential race.