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 1,700 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 Pittsburgh-based public relations and digital marketing agency, 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 a mentor and board member for Pennsylvania Women Work. 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 WLC’s Allegheny County leadership team.

In addition to empowering women, Geitner is passionate about supporting Light of Life Rescue Mission and has run several half marathons to raise money for those in need. In 2021 she was named a Woman in Business by Pittsburgh Magazine and 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 walking and running the river trails, kayaking, reading, crafting at home and inspiring her children to chase their dreams. Their family dream is to own a lakefront home.