Espy Foft

Content Marketing Specialist

Maria Esperanza Foft, better known as “Espy,” is a communications and marketing professional with 15 years of experience. Foft previously collaborated and led corporate marketing strategies, customer experience and promotional/visibility campaigns on teams in the retail industry (Arden Fair), broadcast radio (Clear Channel) and PCF Restaurant Management.

Foft previously was the communications specialist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sacramento for five years. At St. John’s she managed social media content, email marketing, and news releases, and developed and produced a podcast with more than 20,000 downloads.

When the pandemic hit and the church could not hold in-person services, she quickly shifted all the ministries and outreach online, including live-streamed worship services on YouTube, and “drive-in” communion services, and launched a second successful podcast focused on pastoral outreach.

At the Graduate School of Management, Foft collaborates with students, faculty, alumni, staff, executives and others to curate our community’s first-person blogs, all types of video, and other content to share through various channels to our key audiences.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in Latin American studies at California State University, Chico. 

When she's not in the office, you can find her listening to a comedy podcast, practicing crochet or spending time with her family.