Executive Communications staff coordinate efforts across the division, from leading CMU’s long-term marketing and communications planning to executing daily functions such as executive communications, analytics and metrics, special projects, budgeting, human relations and administrative work. The team supports leadership communications by ensuring the accuracy and timely flow of information to and from the President’s and Provost’s offices, and aligning communications with other institutional priorities and communications efforts.
Senior Communications Strategist and Writer, Office of the President
In collaboration with Marketing & Communications, Tricia plans and executes key presidential communications including campus announcements, presentations, correspondence and other executive priorities. Prior to joining CMU, she was a public relations account executive at Stern Advertising where she developed communications strategies for internal and external audiences. Originally from New York City, Tricia lives in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband, son and crazy cat. She loves finding new and delicious places to eat around town, but her favorite food is popsicles!
Executive Communications Manager
Noele manages the communications process for the Office of the President. Prior to CMU, she worked in executive communications at Westinghouse Electric Company and public relations at Seton Hill University. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from California University of Pennsylvania and master’s degrees in writing from Seton Hill University and Chatham University. Noele loves all things outdoors and homesteads on a small farm, raising fruit and veggie gardens, chickens, four children and various look-what-followed-me-home pets.
Executive Communications Manager, Office of the Provost
Mark manages the communications efforts for the Office of the Provost, including our Chief Academic Officer’s official remarks and presentations, communiqués to external and internal stakeholders, and key university-wide projects and initiatives. His entire career has spanned the communications field within the higher education sector, directing strategic communications, public relations, and marketing initiatives for Duquesne, Education Management Corporation, Penn State, and his alma mater, Boston University. Outside work, Mark enjoys a good book, a great red wine, and an excellent reason for a getaway trip to New England.