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Office of Communication

The Office of Communication seeks to advance and protect the reputation and legacy of Phillips Academy. Guided by the objectives of the Academy’s Strategic Plan, we develop key messages and tell the stories of PA through an integrated program that includes print and digital publications, social channels, and media relations. Our team manages more than 200 annual projects print and digital publications, including Andover, the magazine of Phillips Academy, News from Andover (alumni/parent enewsletter), and the Gazette (employee enewsletter). We oversee all website content and the Academy’s official presence in social media, while experimenting with emerging communication technologies. We generate press releases and handle media relations, including press inquiries.

Tracy M. Sweet

Director of Academy Communications | 978-749-4313

  • Develop integrated communication and marketing strategies
  • Serve as Academy spokesperson and communications counsel to senior leadership
  • Oversee communication initiatives, including recruitment and development
  • Write/edit material for head of school, president of the board of trustees
  • Serve as contributing writer for various projects and publications
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Administrative Council

Allyson Irish

Director of Editorial and Creative Services | 978-749-4677

  • Oversee all print publications
  • Serve as chief content editor for Andover magazine
  • Write/edit various publications

Amy J. Morris

Director of Media Relations | 978-749-4293

  • Write press releases and articles for web and print publications
  • Serve as primary liaison to the media
  • Maintain media contact database

Jill H. Clerkin

Director of Publications | 978-749-4295

  • Write for and edit the quarterly Andover magazine
  • Coordinate and edit Andover magazine obituaries
  • Edit the Andover Gazette weekly campus newsletter
  • Schedule and coordinate annual publication updates
  • Edit and proofread most Academy publications

Adam Roberts

Communications Specialist | 978-749-4672

  • Write and edit print and online materials for departments within the Office of Academy Resources (OAR), including the Andover Fund, alumni and parent communications, gift planning, major gifts, and Andover magazine
  • Traffic communications-based OAR projects from concept to delivery
  • Audit and update content of Giving and Alumni sections of the website
  • Manage alumni Facebook and LinkedIn pages

Ken Puleo

Art Director | 978-749-4475

  • Manage the design, layout and production of Andover, the magazine of Phillips Academy
  • Develop design concepts for newsletters, brochures, booklets, posters, postcards, programs, fact sheets, and invitations
  • Design and produce a variety of collateral for the Andover Fund and other fund-raising and development initiatives

Anne Marino

Graphic Designer | 978-749-4302

  • Design and produce visual communications for Summer Session and three Outreach Programs—Andover Bread Loaf, (MS)², and PALS

Elizabeth O’Brien

Production Manager | 978-749-4659

  • Editor of weekly employee newsletter, Gazette, and annual publication of The Directory
  • Manage requests for business cards, stationery, notepads, etc.
  • Provide proofreading, copyediting, and writing assistance
  • Manage office budget, invoicing and vendor requests

Neil Evans

Assistant Director, Digital Communications | 978-749-4279

  • Lead digital team and oversee external digital communications
  • Develop digital strategy for web, social and video
  • Serve as News from Andover e-newsletter editor
  • Maintain photo database
  • CMS training for campus/department Web editors

Jonathan Kapaldo

Visual Designer/Developer | 978-749-4299

  • Create designs for new websites, blogs, and mobile sites as needed
  • Create web graphics and post web content
  • Assist in web strategy development
  • Serve as primary administrator of blast email system
  • Design and send outbound e-communications
  • Facilitate use of new media technologies

Jessie Wallner

Digital Content Producer | 978-749-4675

  • Shoot, edit and post videos
  • Produce and maintain web content
  • Photography
  • Monitor and maintain social media