Began at Auburn: October 2011
Education: Arner received her bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in sports administration from University of Southern Mississippi in 1995.
Job Responsibilities: Arner is currently responsible for the overseeing the crisis communications, content creation, open records requests, the Auburn Athletics video department, digital and social media, graphic design and photography. Arner is also charged with internal communications within the Athletics Department and serves as a spokesperson for Department external initiatives.
Past Experience: Arner came to Auburn after serving as the Associate Athletic Director for Communications at the University of Houston, where she handled the strategic public relations efforts for the 16-sport athletic department, working directly with the nationally ranked Cougar football team. Prior to her stint at Houston, Arner spent 13 years at the University of Illinois. She joined the Fighting Illini program in May 1997 and, two years later, was named the sports information director for football working with two coaching staffs during that time. After graduating, Arner worked in the athletics public relations offices at Mississippi State and Virginia Tech.
Personal: A native of Mobile, Ala., Arner has one son, Cleve.