Erica ColaianneDirector of Social Media
University of Michigan
Erica Colaianne is the Director of Social Media at the University of Michigan, where she leads the social communications team that creates dynamic content every day for audiences of more than 2.4 million. Representing a world-class institution known for academic excellence, innovative research, competitive athletics, and a vast global alumni network, she strategizes informational, inclusive, and inventive content to educate, engage, and enthrall U-M audiences across all social platforms. Driving the coordination of cohesive strategies, she brings social communicators throughout the institution together to cultivate collaborations for creative content that demonstrates the immense impact of the institution and encapsulates the Wolverine experience.
Erica previously worked in communications and marketing at Wayne State University, and prior to joining the higher education community, she led communications and marketing efforts for a range of organizations, including healthcare, media companies, and nonprofits. She graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and received a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Eastern Michigan University.