About the PR Summit Co-Chair

Hollie Geitner, Director of Communications, Duquesne Light Company

As director of communications for Duquesne Light Company, Hollie Geitner uncovers and shares stories to help educate and inform its more than 1,600 employees and 600,000 customers. She is a storyteller with the firm belief that one authentic and compelling story can change the world. 

Prior to her role at DLC, Geitner was vice president, culture and brand ambassador for WordWrite. She has also held various PR and marketing positions, including at Highmark, Allegheny Energy and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Communication from Shippensburg University.

In addition to PRSA Pittsburgh, Geitner serves as an ad hoc board member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is a 2019 alumna of EDGE Leadership Solutions; a member of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania; and a member of the WLC Engagement Committee.

Each spring, Geitner runs in the Pittsburgh half marathon to benefit Light of Life Rescue Mission. In 2013, she was recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP).

Outside of the office, she enjoys running the river trails, kayaking, reading, crafting at home and inspiring her children to chase their dreams. Her family dream is to own a lakefront home.