John is responsible for developing and distinguishing the University of Arizona brand to motivate prospective students, prospective parents, current students, faculty, staff and supporters to help advance the Arizona enterprise.
John has an extensive background in marketing & branding across multiple industries. He began his career as a marketing analyst in the newspaper industry and has consistently, successfully helped organizations large and small achieve their goals through strategic efforts, data-driven decisions and well-done branding. John transitioned from media to higher education in 2015 when he became the Senior Director of Marketing for the University of Arizona. He was promoted to Associate Vice President in 2018.
He serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Visit Tucson – the Tucson Arizona Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau.
He earned a Doctor of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University and a Master’s degree in Economics from Eastern Illinois University. John and his wife Kelli live in Tucson and have a daughter.
The search advisory committee and President Scott Green are pleased to announce that John Denker has been selected to interview for the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Director, Communications.
The open session was held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 online via Zoom. The recorded session and online feedback form is posted below and will be available until 5 p.m. Pacific time, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. The President invites feedback on the finalist through the online feedback form.