Contact OSUIT Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications staff at OSUIT is an award-winning group of consultants that can guide your marketing and outreach efforts.

For best results, contact Cindy Smith, Marketing & Communications Administrative Assistant, to request services or schedule an appointment by emailing or calling 918-293-5142.

Mailing address:
OSU Institute of Technology
Office of Marketing & Communications
1801 E. 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447

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For advertising opportunities, contact:
Shari Erwin
Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact:
Eric Covey
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications

Open Records

For open records requests, contact:
Eric Covey
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications

Shari Erwin

Shari Erwin (@sharierwin) is a marketing technologist with a background in content strategy. Prior to joining OSU Institute of Technology, she worked for the University of Tulsa College of Law and was the web communications coordinator for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, supporting student recruitment efforts and image advertising campaigns through storytelling and online community engagement.

Erwin spent more than a decade working in television and was first in the market in developing a multi-platform news sharing strategy for KLRT/KASN in Little Rock. She holds a master’s degree in Technical and Professional Writing where she occasionally teaches writing as an adjunct. Erwin serves on the Okmulgee Main Street board and is president-elect of the Oklahoma Colleges Public Relations Association.

Eric Covey

Eric Covey joined OSUIT in October 2013 and is the primary public relations contact for the university. From the Greater Tulsa Area, Covey has achieved multiple higher education degrees. He received an associate degree in journalism from Tulsa Community College and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with emphasis on public relations from Northeastern State University.

He was selected as one of The Tulsa 40 under 40 by the Tulsa Business Journal and Tulsa World in 2016. He has also pursued leadership engagements by completing Leadership Okmulgee in 2016 and Leadership Bixby in 2017.

On the OSUIT campus, Covey was chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Classified Staff Award and is the former Chair of the Faculty Staff Council Association.

Tate Delana

Tate Delana was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and grew up in the Okmulgee area. He graduated from Tulsa Community College with an associate degree in Digital Media with an emphasis in Graphic Design. He started his career as a graphic designer with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in 2011, where he worked  for six years. He also serves on his church staff as the graphic designer. Delana joined OSUIT as the graphic designer in September 2017.

Josh Gammon

Josh Gammon joined OSUIT in April 2020 as the digital strategist. Born and raised in the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, he graduated from Rogers State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications - Radio/Television with a minor in Graphic Design.

Prior to joining OSUIT, Gammon spent several years working in digital content for FOX23 News in Tulsa. There he helped establish the station’s digital team and developed strategy used to propel the station’s online brand into a market leader. His team’s work was honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website.

He has experience in digital content creation/strategy, social media management, website management, journalism, creative writing, audio production, video editing and graphic design.

Lindsay Lynch

Publications Coordinator Publications Coordinator

Lindsay Lynch joined OSUIT in December of 2018 as the publications coordinator/writer. Prior to joining the university, she held the position of senior integrated marketing specialist at GlobalHealth, a local health plan, where she managed many aspects of marketing and communications including company branding, public relations, event promotion, social media, website copy and creative updates, direct mail, print media, tv-media, search engine marketing and email marketing.

She has also worked as an account executive for BlueView, a digital marketing agency in Tulsa, managing upward of 20+ clients. Her prior experience also includes work done within Rogers State University Public Relations in Claremore, Oklahoma as an undergraduate, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and minor in Graphic Design.

Cindy Smith

Administrative Assistant Cindy Smith Administrative Assistant

Cindy Smith joined OSUIT in August of 2019 as the administrative assistant. A native to Okmulgee, she previously held a position at Okmulgee Public Schools as the Johnson O’Malley coordinator, for five years. Prior to her time in education, she spent 12 years in the gaming industry and worked for River Spirit Casino as the Human Resource manager.

She holds an Associate in Science in Tribal Services from the College of the Muscogee Nation, where she was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She is currently attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University pursing her Bachelor’s in Liberal and Applied Studies. She is a mother to three children, two of which will be OSUIT alumni as of May 2020. She and her family, who is her motivation, pride and joy, live in Okmulgee.