UNCW Welcomes Janine Iamunno as Executive Director of University Relations

Janine Iamunno, Executive Director of University Relations

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - Janine Iamunno, a strategic communications expert with extensive corporate media experience, joined UNC Wilmington Oct. 1 as Executive Director of University Relations.

Iamunno formerly served as vice president of communications with AOL's Patch, director and then senior director of public relations at CNN and senior manager of communications at MTV. She holds a bachelor's degree in Writing for Television, Radio and Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

"Janine brings an incredibly strong background in internal and external communications to us, and has been extremely successful working in the national media arena at AOL, CNN, and MTV," said Chief of Staff Max Allen. "We're proud to welcome her to the UNCW family, and look forward to working with her to enhance the many ways we communicate the university's goals and values among students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and the community."

At AOL's Patch, Iamunno served as the senior strategist of communications for the fastest-growing hyperlocal news and information platform on the Web. At CNN and its sister network HLN, she developed and managed publicity strategies for programming, talent and several significant news events, including the 2008 presidential election and "CNN HEROES: An All-Star Tribute." At MTV, Iamunno created and implemented communications strategies for news and documentaries, events and pro-social initiatives, including "Fight For Your Rights!" and voter mobilization.

"I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and welcoming community," commented Iamunno. "UNCW feels like a terrific fit for my experience and areas of interest, and I am eager to help shape a communications strategy that will support Chancellor Miller's vision for the university, as one of innovation and exploration."

Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, weavera@uncw.edu or 910-962-7631.