Blog Archive for Personnel Category

Ellyn Fisher

Q&A with advisory board member Ellyn Fisher

November 28, 2017

By Sarah Vlazny, Page Center intern

Ellyn Fisher is the senior vice president of public relations and social media for the AdCouncil. A Penn State alumna, she joined the Page Center advisory board last fall.

Fisher brings experience and expertise in public service communications to the board having worked on groundbreaking campaigns such as Smokey… More

Gary Sheffer

Q&A with advisory board member Gary Sheffer

November 7, 2017

By Sarah Vlazny, Page Center intern

Gary Sheffer is a senior corporate strategist at Weber Shandwick, where he advises on “high-level” corporate, executive reputation and engagement, government and cultural issues. Sheffer joined the Page Center advisory board last fall.

Prior to his role at Weber Shandwick, Sheffer was the head of global communications and public affairs at… More

Tom Martin

Q&A with new advisory board member Thomas Martin

April 10, 2017

By Kasey Hughes, Page Center intern

To broaden the scope of integrity in public communication perspectives, the Arthur W. Page Center expanded its advisory board to include members Tom Martin, executive-in-residence at the College of Charleston; Ellyn Fisher, senior vice president of the Advertising Council; and Gary Sheffer, communications strategist for Weber Shandwick.

Martin mentors students… More

Jonathan McVerry

Communications strategist joins Page Center

October 21, 2015

With a background in journalism, public relations and rock & roll, new communications strategist Jonathan McVerry brings a unique mix of skills to the Arthur W. Page Center.

McVerry oversees the Center’s digital presence, as well as the writing/editing of content that showcases the innovative research projects that Page supports. This includes daily strategic oversight of Facebook,… More

Marcia DiStaso

Page senior research fellow earns public relations accreditation

October 16, 2015

From Penn State News

Page Center senior research fellow and associate professor of advertising/public relations Marcia DiStaso has successfully completed the examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation.

The announcement was made by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs the competency… More

Colleen Connolly-Ahern

Connolly-Ahern appointed as Page Center senior research fellow

October 12, 2015

Colleen Connolly-Ahern brings a strong research background and a commitment to educating future public relations professionals to the Arthur W. Page Center. She was appointed as a Page senior research fellow earlier this year.

An associate professor in advertising/PR, Connolly-Ahern researches international political advertising and health communications. She also focuses on culture, media framing and media access in… More