About the Vice President

Kristen Wishon, Duquesne Light Company

Kristen is a longtime strategic communications professional with a special affinity for the environment and sustainability, education, nonprofits, and the arts. She is currently the Brand Communications Manager at Duquesne Light Company. She previously served as Senior Director of External Affairs at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council where she provided leadership to key marketing and public relations initiatives during the pandemic, such as the Restart the Arts and N’Art community campaigns. She has also worked at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fallingwater, and a woman-owned private public relations firm.

Kristen is in her third term as a board member and events committee co-chair at Assemble, a STEAM-learning maker space for learners of all ages in Garfield. You might find her at a gallery crawl or thrifting around town! Pro tip: Kristen is a West Virginia native and will make you pepperoni rolls, upon request.