Margie Smith-Simmons

Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications & University Spokesperson

812-855-9634 or 317-274-5434
Bryan Hall
107 S. Indiana Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405


As assistant vice president of strategic communications, Margie oversees news and media, internal communications, and social media. Margie has been in the public relations and communications fields for nearly 20 years, and received her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.

Prior to joining IU, Margie worked at IU Health for nearly four years as public relations manager. Before that, she served in former City of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson’s administration as press secretary and deputy communications director. Within his administration she also held various public information officer roles for the Department of Public Works, Animal Care and Control, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

In her personal time, Margie likes cooking, hiking and spending time with her family.


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