About the Public Service Lead

Kristen Wishon, Director of Communications, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

As a longtime communications professional in the nonprofit sector, Kristen is a jack-of-all-trades with experience creating marketing and giving campaigns, social media planning, emarketing strategy and publication development. Kristen joined the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council in 2019 as the Director of Communications, where she works closely with the region’s arts and culture community, including nonprofits, businesses and independent artists to support and advocate for resources for the community.

During her first year at the Arts Council, Kristen led the branding, marketing and public relations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts with the PA Council on the Arts. Kristen previously worked at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fallingwater, and an independent woman-owned private public relations firm. You might run into Kristen during a gallery crawl, a flamenco class or Home Depot, where she endlessly plans home improvement projects.