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Stephen Whyte - Faculty Adviser Stephen.Whyte@uvu.edu

Stephen Whyte - Faculty Adviser
Stephen.Whyte@uvu.edu

With nearly 20 years of extensive domestic and international public relations experience, Stephen L. Whyte has worked in Washington, D.C., New York City and around the world with companies such as 3Com, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Singer Sewing Machines and Little Giant Ladders. Stephen’s expertise ranges from working with the top-tier TV and print media in New York City to counseling CEOs in strategic communication activities to cultivating relationships with Members of Congress.

As a nationally recognized PR thought leader and strategist, Stephen enjoys helping UVU students prepare for success in the workplace through his role as Assistant Professor and PR Program Coordinator in UVU’s Communication Department.

In addition to Stephen’s exceptional teaching in the classroom, he has taken PR students on engaged learning trips throughout the nation to meet with his professional colleagues in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Seattle and Los Angeles. He was recently recognized as the 2012 National Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Outstanding Faculty Adviser out of 300 universities.

He and his wife, Roxane, and their five children enjoy traveling, skiing, and eating sugar cookie dough together.

 

                                                                                                            

Susan Richards - Professional Adviser Susanrichards47@yahoo.com

Susan Richards - Professional Adviser
Susanrichards47@yahoo.com

Erin C. Pierce - Professional Adviser Erin@adobe.com

Erin C. Pierce - Professional Adviser
Erin@adobe.com

Susan has more than 20 year experience in all facets of marketing communications and corporate communications.  She has been instrumental in building company and brand recognition for both large and small companies through public relations, advertising, events, investor relations, internal communications, community relations and other marketing channels.

At Symantec she directed worldwide internal communications programs including manager communications, customer-first communications and the employee engagement strategy.  Prior to Symantec, Richards was director of corporate communications for Altiris, one of the fastest growing software companies in the world before being acquired by Symantec.  At Altiris she was part of the team that launched a very successful IPO which was the catalyst for growing the company to more than $250 million in revenue in less than five years.

Before joining Altiris, Susan held executive positions at other technology companies such as Legato, ARKONA and Novell.  Currently she has her own marketing communications consulting business and teaches communications at UVU. She has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

 

Erin Pierce leads product marketing for Adobe Marketing Cloud core services. She has a diverse marketing and communications background spanning public and private sectors, from agency and private equity to education and nonprofit. Erin has been at Adobe since 2012 and works closely with Adobe customers and the Adobe Marketing Cloud strategy, product management and solution marketing teams.