Oakridge Alumna named Interim Director of Marketing and Communications

Oakridge Alumna named Interim Director of Marketing and Communications

The Oakridge School named Kendra Walton-Griffin '05 to serve as interim Director of Marketing and Communications. Effective July 1, 2022, Kendra is responsible for media relations, school communications, brand management, graphic design, the school website, social media marketing, and the Outlook magazine. 

Kendra brings 13 years of strategic marketing and communications experience to the role, having served as a Senior Communications Consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield®  headquarters, responsible for plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas as a vital corporate communications and marketing department member. 

As the current Director of Alumni Relations, Kendra Walton-Griffin '05 has worked at Oakridge for four years and previously served as the Vice President of Communications for the Oakridge Parents' Club before joining our staff.

"With her deep experience in corporate communication and as an alumna of Oakridge, Kendra has a unique ability to share the Oakridge story across our broad range of constituents," Head of School Matt Burgy said. "Her passion for the school is evident. I am delighted to see how she will continue to promote why Oakridge is the best choice for families wanting a nurturing environment with boundless opportunities for students." 

Kendra received a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations from Texas Christian University and a Master's Degree in Communication from Purdue University. 

When she is not working, Kendra enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her husband, David, and their two children, Blake and Madison.

"The Oakridge experience is so unique and one of a kind," Walton-Griffin said. "I am extremely grateful to have grown up here, share this community of empathy and inclusiveness with my daughter, and now work alongside the best staff to promote the school is incredibly fulfilling."

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