Office of Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing develops strategic marketing and communications initiatives to promote the Lake Forest College brand to various audiences including prospective and current students, alumni, parents, donors, faculty and staff, and media.

We provide top-tier marketing support for offices and departments across campus in the areas of photography, videography, design, media, news stories, social, website, and content writing. 

Who We Are

Jackie Hoefler

Jackie Hoefler
Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Ian Blank

Ian Blank
Video Producer and Photographer
P: 847-735-6026

Linda Blaser

Linda Blaser
Director of News, Media and Communications
P: 847-735-6177

Maria Contreras

Maria Contreras
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
P: 847-735-5003


Kristen Nolan
Director, Events and Conferences
P: 847-735-6030

Emma O'Hagan

Emma O’Hagan
Director of Creative Services
P: 847-735-5080

Meghan O'Toole
Digital Marketing and Content Specialist
P: 847-735-6025

Stephanie Pfenning

Stephanie Pfenning
Director of Marketing
P: 847-735-5007

Ian Schappe

Ian Schappe
Web Manager
P: 847-735-5019