Our Staff

Kristi Ames

Office Manager
(651) 962-6405

Peter Breuch

Director, Communication Services
(651) 962-6409

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As part of University Relations since 2001, Peter has worked with many graduate and non-academic offices in support of their marketing communications. As director, he coordinates institutional advertising and manages communications production for the Opening Doors capital campaign. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Olaf College and a master’s in English from Iowa State University. Before coming to St. Thomas, Peter worked in marketing for an international financial services company.

Mary Fisher

Assistant Director, Communication Services
(651) 962-6422

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Since joining the University Relations team in 2005, Mary has worked with the School of Education, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.

She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Lawrence University, and is pursuing a Master of Business Communications degree at St. Thomas. Previously, Mary worked for a marketing communications and a public relations agency.

Jeff Kasimor

Assistant Director, Communication Services
(651) 962-6483

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Jeff joined University Relations in 2005. His academic clients include the School of Engineering and Graduate English. He also supports the marketing communications efforts of the Development Office and Alumni and Constituent Relations. Jeff earned his bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations and master's degree in business communication from St. Thomas. He previously worked in financial services and school district communications.

Kate Norlander

Assistant Director, Communication Services
651-962-6842

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Kate has worked for University Relations since 2003 and for St. Thomas since 1996. Prior to coming to St. Thomas, she worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Her client list at St. Thomas includes Art History, Catholic Studies and Music. She is also responsible for CAS undergraduate department brochures and newsletters. She edits Perspectives, the magazine for the Center for Catholic Studies, and sits on the editorial board of B. magazine.

She has a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.B.C. from St. Thomas.

Maria Mantey

Communication Services Project Manager
(651) 962-6407

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Maria has worked in the field of international education for almost 20 years, in nonprofit, small business and university environments. She received her M.A. in International Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. As Communications Services Project Manager, she works with Undergraduate Admissions, International Admissions and the School of Social Work.