John S. Kiralla


John S. Kiralla, Vice President for Marketing and Communications (CMO/CCO)

John S. Kiralla was appointed as the university's inaugural vice president for Marketing and Communications on September 1, 2016 (press release). Reporting to the president, Kiralla is the university's chief marketing and communications officer, as well as the university's spokesperson. Kiralla is responsible for the university's communications, marketing, branding, and public relations strategies. He leads teams that elevate the university's reputation, advance the university's visibility efforts, and position its brand for global impact, including: communications, marketing, media and public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, web and digital solutions, and creative and design. Kiralla and the LMU MarComm team have been honored for their work on, LMU Magazine and other productions by the Webbys, CASE, Graphis, W3, AMA, SPD, UCDA, and other international awarding bodies.

Kiralla is an LMU alumnus with two decades' experience in marketing, digital strategy, and communications. Prior to this post, he served as LMU's executive director for marketing and communications and led several major initiatives: the comprehensive redesign of, the LMYOU internal communications campaign, The University of Silicon Beach™ marketing campaign, and the public relations dimensions of hosting world leaders on LMU's campus. Prior to that, he held marketing and communications positions at Collegis Eduprise, Sungard Higher Education, and Apple. Kiralla is active in various professional organizations and speaks on topics related to brand development, change management, leadership and perception management, and technology policy.

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