Strategic Communications

Javan Hedlund
Senior Associate Commissioner, External Communications Strategy

Phone: (719) 488-4051
Oversight of Strategic Communications, Advanced Media & Digital Strategy and Mountain West Network

Phil Perry
Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Communications

Phone: (719) 488-4042
Primary Contact: Football, Men’s & Women’s Golf

Theresa Kurtz
Director, Strategic Communications

Phone: (719) 487-2462
Primary Contact: Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country/Track & Field, Women’s Soccer

Hannah Parker
Assistant Director, Strategic Communications

Phone: (719) 488-4052
Primary Contact: Women’s Basketball, Softball, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s & Women’s Tennis, Women’s Volleyball

Digital & Social Media

Justin Packard
Director, Digital & Social Media

Phone: (719) 487-2471
Social Media and Website content production

Mountain West Network

Brian Tripp
Associate Commissioner, Broadcast Production

Phone: (719) 488-4055
Oversight of MW Network on-campus production; Stadium production liaison

Jesse Kurtz
Executive Producer

Phone: (719) 488-4046
Oversight of MW Network studio content and production

Bridget Howard
Assistant Director
Phone: (719) 488-4048
MW Network studio content and production

Mountain West Media Services

Interview Requests
Interview requests for Commissioner Gloria Nevarez and Deputy Commissioner Bret Gilliland and any of the MW officials’ coordinators must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For these requests, please contact Javan Hedlund ( or Phil Perry ( Additional media inquiries can be directed to any member of the Mountain West strategic communications staff.

MW News Distribution Service
Information regarding the Mountain West’s 19 sponsored sports will be emailed throughout the year to accredited media. To be added to a specific sports email distribution list, please contact the respective strategic communications sport contact listed above.

Access to MW Highlights and Sound
The Mountain West Network will provide select highlight footage and post-event sound to accredited media throughout the academic year. This service is intended for media outlets and MW institutional websites only. Any of this content should use a MWN courtesy, similar to what would be used for any other footage that your outlet did not produce originally. Any questions can be directed to Jesse Kurtz ( or Brian Tripp (


Mountain West Branding
For your reference, the Conference office has compiled a guide with approved references and logo usages for the Mountain West and its member institutions. Click HERE for the MW style guide.

Follow the MW on Social Media
Stay connected and gain insider access to the Mountain West by participating on its social media channels.

Football Media Services: is the official media website for Division I football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides, headshots, logos and more for each conference and its member schools. Login information will be distributed to accredited media by contacting Phil Perry ( You can also apply for a password by sending an email to

Credentials for MW Championships and Media Events
Media are invited to request credentials for Mountain West Championships and media events during the academic year. The Conference office will provide the latest information on these events via this page, including schedules and the MW’s online credential system (for media use only).

2024 Basketball Championships Credential Application


The Mountain West will post updated statistics to the Conference website no later than the morning following every game of each of its team sports. HTML and PDF versions of cumulative statistics will be available.

Releases and Announcements
Player of the Week announcements and weekly press notes will also be made available for each of the sport seasons. You may obtain this information either on the Conference website or via email. For sport-specific details, please contact the communications staff member who handles the media relations responsibilities for that sport.

MW Publications
The Mountain West produces media guides and record books to be used for reference throughout the academic year. Click HERE to access PDF files of these publications.

Sports Information


Spring Sports
Men’s Golf
Women’s Golf
Men’s Tennis
Women’s Tennis
Outdoor Track & Field