Media Relations Staff
Diane Hageman, CSB Director of Media Relations
office: (320) 363-5748
cell: (320) 492-7360
Diane Hageman oversees the strategic media relations efforts for the College of Saint Benedict and is responsible for all local, regional and national media placements.
Prior to working at CSB, Hageman owned a communications consulting company, Hageman Communications, served as the communications director for Saint Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph and worked in communications and marketing positions within the CentraCare Health System in St. Cloud.
In addition, Hageman serves on the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA Board of Directors, St. Benedict's Senior Community Operating Committee and is a trustee for her church.
Hageman graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in mass communications and a minor in marketing.
Michael Hemmesch, SJU Director of Media Relations
Michael Hemmesch serves as media spokesperson and oversees all media relations activities for Saint John's University.
Hemmesch has worked in the communication and marketing services office at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University since 1997. He has particular interest and expertise in crisis communications, media interview training, athletic media relations, writing style guides and social media strategies.
Hemmesch received a bachelor's degree in political science from Saint John's University and a master's degree in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota.
Mike Killeen, CSB/SJU Director of Content Development
office: (320) 363-2991
cell: (320) 241-5450
Mike Killeen is the director of content development at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, where he has worked since November 2005.
Killeen is a former journalist at both the Winona Daily News and St. Cloud Times newspapers, working at the Times from 1981-98 as a sports writer, assistant sports editor and business editor. Killeen also worked at the St. Cloud Visitor newspaper from 1999-2005 as a writer and copy editor.
He is a graduate of Winona State University, where he majored in communication (journalism emphasis) and history. In his spare time, Killeen works on several statistic crews for sporting events at Saint John's University and St. Cloud State University.
Athletic Media Relations
Pat McCabe, CSB Director of Athletic Media Relations
office: (320) 363-5151
Bio on the College of Saint Benedict athletic Web site (csbblazers.com)
Ryan Klinkner, SJU Director of Athletic Media Relations
office: (320) 363-3127
Bio on the Saint John's University athletic Web site (gojohnnies.com)