Tom Perry

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
BS-Journalism, West Virginia University (1992); MA-Corporate Media, Marietta College (2005)
Year Appointed
Fall 2016
  • Crisis Communication
  • Introduction to Public Relations
Spring 2017
  • Media Writing


Mr. Perry, who has more than 20 years of marketing and communication experience, is Marietta's Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, a position he has held since January of 2003.

In that role he works to advance College goals, promote and enhance the image and visibility of the College, and to provide marketing, public relations, media and publications support for all Marietta College offices, departments, programs and services. Mr. Perry is also a integral part of the College's integrated marketing initiative.

He is also an editor and writer for the College's award-winning magazine, Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College. Mr. Perry is part of a team that won a Gold Medal in the 2008 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Magazine Publishing Improvement.

As an instructor, he has taught Writing for the Media, Sports Marketing, Sports Writing, Public Relations, Editing and Corporate Communication.

Mr. Perry previously worked at Marietta College as Sports Information Director from 1996-99. His other experience includes City Editor at both the Zanesville Times Recorder (2001-03) and The Marietta Times (1999-2001), Sports Editor at The Times (1993-96), Sports Reporter at The Times (1992-93), and as a freelance reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (1989-92) and The Miami Herald (1987-88). He has won numerous awards from The Associated Press and Gannett Corp., for his work at The Times and Times Recorder. He was also part of 10 CoSIDA awards during his three years as Marietta's Sports Information Director.

He and his wife, Traci, reside in Marietta, Ohio, with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Will.