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Point Park University's Marketing Department is the official channel for the marketing efforts of the University, including:

  • Brand Management
  • Promotional materials for external audiences, primarily for recruitment
  • Marketing (including content marketing)
  • Advertising

Marketing uses a holistic and strategic approach; upholds the University graphic standards (.PDF) and writing standards; and offers consultation and services that apply best practices in design, writing and marketing.

Requests for design, publications and projects can be submitted through Point Park’s intranet.

Note that the writing standards used by Marketing follow AP style with two exceptions: The words University and Downtown Pittsburgh are capitalized when referencing Point Park University. Questions about the graphic and writing standards should be referred to the director of creative services identified below.

  • For design, publication and creative services inquiries, please contact Nancy Commella, director of creative services.

Marketing Department Staff

Ed Brown, clerk, printing services

Nicole Chynoweth, content manager, Schools of Business, Education and Arts & Sciences

Randall Coleman, part-time video/multimedia editor

Nancy Commella, director of creative services

Jamye Doerfler, content manager, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and internal communications coordinator

Neftali Jimenez, print production associate

Morgan Kelly, graphic designer and special projects coordinator

Kelly Martin, social media manager

Don Pastorius, manager, printing services

Krisna Poznik Stahl, senior graphic designer and creative lead

Gina Puppo, senior content manager, School of Communication and Conservatory of Performing Arts

Steve Shanahan, web solutions & services director

Lara Steiner, managing director of marketing

Cheryl Valyo, writer/editor and project manager

Please note Media Relations is part of the University Advancement Division.

For media (nonadvertising) inquiries, please contact:

Lou Corsaro
Director of Public Relations412-392-6190cell: 704-860-6186

Barbara Vilanova
Media Relations Representativebvilanova@pointpark.edu412-260-8729

Kevin Taylor 
Director of Athletic Communicationsktaylor@pointpark.edu412-392-3997