MAP Board Members

Executive Board

Anita Miller

2019 – 2020 President

Anita Miller is currently employed at RJW Media as a Senior Media Planner/Buyer. Prior to RJW, Anita was the Director of Marketing at Education Management Corporation where she directed the traditional and digital marketing activities for 28 for-profit schools. Throughout her career, she has worked at numerous local ad agencies including GBL, St. George Group and MARC Advertising in either an Account Manager or Media Planning/Buying role. A true lover of the marketing process, she has been able to touch a myriad of industries including education, banking, healthcare and the amusement park industry.

Born and raised in Monroeville where she currently resides, she graduated from Robert Morris College with a BS in Marketing. Anita enjoys her Zumba classes, reading and simply hanging out with family and good friends.

 


Judy Bernstein

Treasurer

Judy is a Philly girl, born and raised in Elkins Park. After taking a Television/Film course in high school, Judy decided to pursue a career in communications and attended Syracuse University. Graduating with a BS in Television/Radio and a minor in Marketing and she is now a lifelong Syracuse fan.

 Making the move to Pittsburgh in 1989, Judy began selling locally. Her positions included A.E. for WTAE and WPXI, NSM for WPGH, TTN Sales Manager for Clear Channel Radio/iHeart and AE at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Judy joined the non-profit world in 2019 as a Corporate Support Representative for WESA/WYEP. 

Judy has a daughter Hannah who loves to travel the world. She is proud to live in Pittsburgh where she enjoys her friends, family, traveling, eating, reading and hiking.



Marisa Allen

VP of Education

Marisa is an Account Executive, MNI Targeted Media Inc. As an accomplished researcher, brand, and product marketer, Marisa has defined and implemented MNI’s go-to-market strategy across campaigns, content, and marketing collateral as MNI’s Director of Product Marketing before relocating to Pittsburgh to work closer with MNI’s brand and agency partners.

Marisa has her finger on the pulse of the latest industry trends, making her an instrumental player in helping brands identify and understand their audience and deliver them across highly targeted digital and magazine solutions.

Prior to working at MNI Targeted Media Inc., Marisa was a brand marketer a The Wall Street Journal, where she executed programs to bolster the brand profile among the ad sales community.

Marisa lives in Lawenceville with her husband and their two cats – Homer & Hadley. When she’s not exploring her new neighborhood, she enjoys entertaining at home, making craft cocktails, and watching Clemson football. She earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration at The University of Pittsburgh.

 


Kristy Hudson

VP of Membership

After graduating a semester early from Michigan State with a BA in Advertising, Kristy landed a job as an Assistant Media Buyer at BrabenderCox. This small firm based in Kristy’s hometown of Pittsburgh specialized in political and retail advertising.  Kristy quickly learned the art of newspaper buying and became familiar with the nuances of political media buying.  From there, she was hired at MARC USA and solidified her newspaper buying skills and transitioned to a broadcast negotiator.  At Yellow Sub, Kristy rose to a Media Supervisor, so she’s well versed in media planning, buying, billing and all those little details in between.  Kristy has worked on a variety of account categories including Automotive, Family Entertainment, Consumer Packaged Goods, Health & Beauty products, Restaurants, Health Insurance and Political Advertising.  On the Cedar Fair account, Kristy was the lead planner/buyer and media day-to-day contact for the Marketing Directors at Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Carowinds and Michigan’s Adventure. Kristy also served as the cross-park competitive research specialist and media billing steward.

In 2012, Kristy made the switch to the client side and is now a member of the Corporate Marketing Team at PNC.  Kristy works on the Advertising & Design, Corporate Brand Communications Strategy Group where she runs an in-house print buying agency and collaborates on media planning and buying across all lines of business.

For the last several years, Kristy has been the President of the Western PA MSU Alumni Club.  When she’s not cheering on the Spartans, you’ll find her cooking, baking and spending time with her Lab/mix, Kedzie.  Kristy is an avid supporter of the Pittsburgh Cultural District and is also a volunteer for the rescue group, For the Love of Labs, where she helps to transport Labrador Retrievers/Lab mixes that are in need of getting to a foster home while waiting to find their forever homes.

 


Elana Kreisel

VP of Celebrations

Elana has over 25 years of experience working in the media advertising world.  She has directed strategy, negotiation and delivery of media buying and planning for large company marketing goals.  She excels at determining impactful media and sponsorship campaigns.  She has earned both an undergraduate degree in business from Ohio University and an MBA from Duquesne University. 

 


Doug Andiorio

VP of Communications

Doug Andiorio is a member of the client development team at the digital advertising agency, 535media.  He works with reps and their clients on their digital strategy and campaigns ranging over many products.  Before that he recently was a part of the digital sales team at WPXI-TV since 2017, before that he was Market Research Analyst at Comcast Spotlight, handling research for the Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Youngstown, and Johnstown-Altoona-State College markets.  His media career began at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a Research Analyst in 2011 in their advertising department.  This was followed by working at Valassis Communications as Client Program Coordinator.

Andiorio is a Massachusetts native but has called Pittsburgh home since he graduated from Point Park University in 2011, where he also played baseball for two years.  Along with being a Pittsburgh sports fan he enjoys playing sports as well such as hockey, softball, and even kickball.

 


Sara Graciano 

Secretary

Sara Graciano is an Intuitive professional with strong commercial acumen and over eight years of combined experience in driving strategic media initiatives and implementing B2B/B2C media plans to accelerate brand awareness and revenue enhancement. 

 

She is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Marketing, and has a passion for healthcare, wellness, and innovation with a focus on transforming the wellbeing of humans, one thoughtfully executed campaign at a time. When not working or thinking about work, Sara enjoys reading, cycling, and board games.

 

Directors

  

Amber Kloper  Comcast Spotlight

Cassie Vadala  MARC USA

Richard Pierce  Garrison Hughes

Julie Jena  Comcast Spotlight

Richard Pierce  Garrison Hughes

Joshua Erhardt  Comcast Spotlight

Vicki Potter  ECI Media

Zach Cole  UPMC

Tim Hudson  Point Park University