Kelly Santina Promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Thunderbird

October 29, 2013

Today, Thunderbird School of Management announced that Kelly Santina has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing.  Santina joined Thunderbird five years ago as Internet Marketing Director. In her new position, Santina will manage marketing efforts for the school, including developing and executing clearly defined strategies that support Thunderbird’s growth and enhance the school’s brand equity and awareness.

“As an expert in branding and marketing, Kelly has proven herself to be an incredible resource for the entire Thunderbird community,” said Thunderbird President Larry E. Penley, Ph.D.. “Kelly consistently delivers results that make a difference for Thunderbird, and I am proud to have this opportunity to promote her.”

As Vice President of Marketing, Santina will oversee marketing communications strategies and assets including branding, advertising, collateral materials, website development and content, among other responsibilities.

“The Board is very pleased to work with Kelly in her new capacity,” said Ann Iverson, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “At this time of growth and opportunity for Thunderbird we are excited to have Kelly in the role, marketing the premier global learning institution we have at Thunderbird.”

Santina will work with Thunderbird’s full marketing and communications team, including public relations manager Virginia Mungovan who will remain primary press contact for the school.


About Thunderbird School of Global Management     

Thunderbird is the world’s No.1-ranked school of international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world.

Dedicated to preparing students to be global leaders and committed global citizens, Thunderbird was the first graduate business school to adopt a Professional Oath of Honor. Thunderbird’s global network of alumni numbers 40,000 graduates in 148 nations worldwide. The school is sought out by graduate students, working professionals and companies seeking to gain the skills necessary for success in today’s global economy. For more about Thunderbird, visit