About the PR Summit Co-Chair

Emily (Schaffer) Beatty, Senior Public Relations Analyst, Allegheny Health Network

Emily has a decade of communications experience in both the public and private sectors. Her career began during her senior year of college when she served as a communications intern for the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, in Cincinnati. That internship led to a full-time position that she held for two years before securing her dream job in Pittsburgh.

At just 23, Emily moved to the Steel City to serve as the assistant public information officer for the City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Department. She continued her career in the public sector from 2017-2020 as the communications coordinator for North Allegheny School District.

Emily made the jump to the private sector and joined Highmark Health in March 2020, where she now serves as a senior public relations analyst for Allegheny Health Network (AHN). She loves being able to work with the media daily to tell the stories of AHN’s caregivers and patients.

Emily holds a B.A. in mass communication and a minor in marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.