CNCC hires new marketing director |

CNCC hires new marketing director

Brian MacKenzie moves to Northwest Colorado from Syracuse, New York

Brian MacKenzie is the new Colorado Northwestern Community College director of marketing.
Sasha Nelson

Heeding the call to “go west, young man,” a phrase coined by newspaper man Horace Greeley, Colorado Northwestern Community College'sColorado Northwestern Community College's new director of marketing, Brian MacKenzie, has traveled across the country in search of a rural lifestyle. new director of marketing, Brian MacKenzie, has traveled across the country in search of a rural lifestyle.

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s new director of marketing, Brian MacKenzie, has traveled across the country in search of a rural lifestyle.

MacKenzie has spent the past decade as the director of digital marketing strategy and web development for Keegan Associates where he managed marketing and public relations campaigns for a number of clients.

Living local is a lifestyle for MacKenzie.

“It is important to me to work locally, live locally and spend locally,” he said.

Connecting with the community is something he plans to encourage at CNCC.

“I’m here to help. My door is always open. We are part of the community and the community is part of us,” he said.

A native of Connecticut and a former New York State resident, MacKenzie learned about Craig through friends and family. He said he loves rural living and is excited that his career has brought him out west to live.

“The night sky is amazing. I love the outdoors, hiking, skiing, camping and fishing,” he said. “This town is incredibly inviting. Everyone I’ve met has been welcoming.”

MacKenzie said he looks forward to integrating into the community as he tackles the big job of furthering the integrated marketing plan across both Craig and Rangely campuses at CNCC.

“I will be creating an integrated marketing message for the entire CNCC college system, one that reaches all the target groups by marketing to many audiences, including the public. We want you on campus,” he said.

MacKenzie’s new supervisor said they are excited to have him on board.

“I am pleased that Brian has joined the CNCC team and the Craig community,” said Janell Oberlander, vice president of CNCC’s Craig campus. “His professional experience and expertise will absolutely help CNCC move our strategic initiatives and goals forward. I have no doubt his work will have a positive impact across the college and Craig community.”

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