Andrea Tantillo |

I am a communications professional with more than two decades of experience. New skills gleaned from my Masters Degree in Communications, combined with a proven track record in journalism, social/digital media, and media/public relations, allow me to effectively and efficiently develop and implement internal and external communications programs with superior results.


Purdue University

Master of Science, Strategic Communication | 2019

Southern Arkansas University

Bachelor of Arts, English and Mass Communication | 1994

Professional Skills

Communications and Outreach Plans
Content Management (website, social media platforms ,print & online publications, newsletters)
Editing and Proofreading
Event Planning and Facilitation
Grant Writing Team Lead
Media Relations
Partnership Building
Program/Project Management
Public Speaking and Speech Writing
Staff Training and Supervision
Stakeholder Outreach Content/Materials

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
AP Style
Canva Design
Constant Contact
HTML Coding
Microsoft Office
Website Content Management Systems
Zoom Meetings and Webinars


Houston-Galveston Area Council

Principal Communications Coordinator | July 2009 - Present
Consult on and develop strategic internal and external communications priorities for the community and environmental department at a regional council of governments.

Perry Homes

Advertising Copywriter | December 2006 - July 2009
Developed internal intranet and external new home marketing communications.

The Rose

Communications Specialist | August 2005 - December 2006
Created and consulted on communications programs to support fundraising efforts and awareness for a non-profit breast cancer organization.

South Arkansas Community College

Public Information Officer | June 2001 - November 2003
Developed and implemented internal and external communications for a small community college.

Newspaper and Radio

Writer, Editor, On-Air, and Advertising Copywriter | 1990 - 2005
Worked in varying capacities at daily and weekly newspapers in Arkansas and Texas and at radio stations in Arkansas.