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Department of Marketing and Communications Staff

Susan Sperry, Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications
Susan Sperry oversees strategic communications and marketing for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been working in communications and marketing for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the Bloomberg School, Sperry was a principal at RTKL for 10 years, managing a global communications and marketing team for the international architecture, planning and creative services organization. Sperry was also a marketing manager with JASMAX Architects in Auckland, New Zealand and held positions with the City of Auckland. Sperry received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and has a Master of Philosophy in Architecture from the University of Auckland. She is currently completing a master's degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.

Brian W. Simpson, Editorial Director, Editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health
With more than 20 years of writing and editing experience, Brian oversees the writers in the Department of Marketing and Communications. Brian is also editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health, the award-winning magazine that chronicles public health issues and the School’s research. Prior to joining Hopkins, Brian worked as a newspaper reporter in Florida, an editor and writer in Texas, a technical writer in Moldova and a freelance writer in Baltimore. In 2013, Brian earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Bloomberg School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a bachelor of journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and an Master of Arts in writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Jackie Powder Frank, Writer/Editor
A writer and editor, Jackie writes stories for the School's magazine and its website, and edits and proofreads publications produced by the Department of Marketing and Communications. Previously, she spent 16 years as a reporter at the Baltimore Sun, covering a number of beats, including education, courts and mental health, and working as a general assignment writer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Holyoke College.

Robert Ollinger, Senior Art Director
Robert has produced a wide range of projects including books, exhibits, magazines, annual reports, viewbooks, websites and one escutcheon for Michael Bloomberg. Previously, he worked more than 10 years at a design firm specializing in corporate and institutional identity. Additionally, he has arranged art events and assisted in programming a film festival. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Arts in publications design from the University of Baltimore.

David Croft, Director of Digital Strategy
David is the creative force behind the School's websites and interactive media. With more than 17 years of experience in design, branding and marketing, David has a very good sense of the most appropriate and successful messages to convey to audiences. His approach to communication follows simple Bauhaus fundamentals - form follows function. He graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and has previous experience with a wide range of clients from Acura, Snyder's of Hanover, Aramark and CoverGirl to Kellogg's, Martin Marietta, Pizza Hut, Black & Decker and Beazer Homes.

Kevin Morris, Software Engineer
Kevin is the back-end developer for the Bloomberg School's website. He works with the rest of the Communications team to maintain and update systems that drive the dynamic portions of the website. A lifetime Floridian, Kevin relocated to Baltimore to join the Communications team in 2015 with 8 years of experience developing rich internet applications. Kevin brings knowledge to JHSPH that he gained while architecting large internal reporting applications for Express Scripts, a Fortune 20 company, and consulting for small business clients needing web based database driven productivity applications. He has a degree in Information Technology from Valencia College.



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