Marketing and Communications Staff

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Phone: 615.343.7570

Fax: 615.322.2667


Meet the Team

Yvonne Martin-KiddYvonne Martin-Kidd

Chief Marketing Officer

MBA—University of Southern California
BS—Arizona State University

Yvonne joined the staff of the Owen Graduate School of Management in 2003 and oversees all marketing and communications programs for the school. Since arriving at Owen, she has brought the school's various marketing initiatives into a centralized, coordinated effort and spearheaded a comprehensive branding and identity campaign encompassing all advertising, print and electronic marketing materials, including the Owen web site. After earning her MBA at the University of Southern California, Yvonne began her career with Lawry's Foods, a division of the Thomas J. Lipton Company, serving as consumer promotion manager and later as product manager on established and new products. While at The Walt Disney Company, her work on strategic alliances for the Disney Channel with McDonald's, Kodak, Procter & Gamble, Mott's and the Children's Miracle Network earned her recognition as a "young promotional star” by Adweek. Yvonne also worked as marketing director for NationsBank, a predecessor to Bank of America; TCS/Aspect Communications, a B2B telecommunications software firm; and Progeny Marketing, the direct-response marketing arm of Cendant, Inc. She shares her experience, expertise and her personal passion for marketing’s ability to “move the needle” with Owen students, both inside and outside the classroom.

Ryan Underwood Ryan Underwood

Director, Content Strategy
BA—Vanderbilt University

Ryan joined Owen's Marketing and Communications Department as Business Editor in 2010. Previously, he served as Government and Politics Editor at The Tennessean, following earlier stints as Assistant Business Editor and as a Reporter covering Nashville's music industry. A 1996 graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he served as editor of the student newspaper, Ryan worked as a staff writer at Fast Company magazine in New York and Boston before returning to Nashville in 2005. Ryan enjoys reading, cooking, eating and getting beaten in tennis by the oldest of his three remarkable children.

Amy Murphy Amy Murphy

Senior Associate Director

BA—University of Alabama

Amy joined Owen’s Marketing and Communications team in 2013 and leads marketing for the Executive Programs, including Executive MBA, Americas MBA for Executives, the Executive Development Institute, Custom Programs for Organizations and Master of Management in Health Care. She has a well-rounded background in marketing including both agency and corporate experience in the healthcare, retail, food service and packaged goods industries. She brings a unique perspective to the Owen marketing team having managed international business relationships and handled brand life cycle management, integrated marketing and product development with Fortune 500 companies. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, frequenting local restaurants and making it to the beach as often as possible.

Mary Shelato Mary Shelato

Associate Director

MBA—Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
BS—Auburn University

Mary joined Owen’s Marketing and Communications team in 2012 after graduating from the Vanderbilt MBA program. She leads the marketing for the Young Professionals Programs which include Accelerator�—Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute, MS Finance, Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) and MAcc Valuation. She began her career as a pre-calculus teacher, and later made the switch to marketing. Prior to Owen she was working as a buyer for the nations largest distributor of art supplies and handling accounts such as Sharpie, General Pencil and Princeton Brushes. In her spare time she enjoys baking, walking with her dog Briggs, and spending time with her husband, who she met during Owen orientation and exploring Nashville eateries.

Victoria ScottVictoria (Torie) Scott

Office Manager

BA—Duke University

Victoria (Torie) joined Owen’s Marketing and Communications team as Office Manager in October 2014. She graduated from Duke University in May of 2014, with a double major in English and Psychology, and relocated to Nashville one month later. Her experience includes freelance portrait photography, internships at an academic press and a regional magazine, and work as a writer and editor for numerous university publications. In her spare time, Torie enjoys watching Netflix, reading, trying new recipes, and rooting for the Blue Devils with her husband.

Ann Robinson Ann Robinson

Digital Content and Social Media Coordinator

BS—University of Mississippi

Ann recently rejoined Owen’s Marketing and Communications team in August of 2014 as the Digital Content and Social Media Coordinator. She began her career in office management, working in accounts receivable and payable. But in the last several years, she has switched her focus to graphic design and web content management. Prior to Owen, she was working as the office manager for All Phase Exteriors and Davis Tool and Die, Inc. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, spending time with her husband, photography and loves being an aunt. Ann is an avid college football fan and can often be found cheering on her favorite teams in the fall. She was born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi.