Vice President

Mary Keister joined RW Jones Agency in 2021 after nearly seven years with Kenyon College, where she served first as social media producer and then as director of media relations. At Kenyon, Mary developed executive thought-leadership efforts, promoted faculty expertise, guided communications during crises and advanced strategic priorities through media placements and in-house publications. 

Mary has an intimate knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing colleges and universities in the current landscape, as well as the different audiences with which these institutions engage. She believes fiercely in the transformative power of higher education and looks forward to working with clients to support their institutions’ missions and initiatives.

Earlier in her career, Mary worked as a homepage producer with The Washington Post. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Beloit College. Mary resides with her family in Oxford, OH.


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