The Pitt Alumni Association staff is a talented group of individuals working together to support the university and at the same time provide opportunities for alumni and Pitt students to stay connected to each other and the University of Pittsburgh.
To contact the Alumni Association, please use the information below, or use the staff directory if you have unit-specific questions.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
140 Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
- Jeff Gleim Senior Executive Director, Operations
- Jon Malek Director of Alumni Marketing and Business Development
Jon is responsible for the overall management of the membership dues program including alumni acquisition and retention. Jon researches and manages affinity/revenue generating programs for the Association. Jon is liaison to the Board for the Membership Committee.
- Diane Martin Executive Assistant and Alumni Board Coordinator
- David Schatz Computer Consultant
- Jessica Caldwall Office and Budget Coordinator
Jessica coordinates alumni office operations, works with staff on financial issues, verifies level reports, tracks expenses for operating accounts, and prepares financial forms and reports. Jessica works with Procurement on contracts. Jessica assists with preparation of department's fiscal budget and supervises and coordinates department's work study students.
- Rick Antolic Alumni Coordinator
- Jana Sestili Assistant Executive Director
Jana has oversight for the External Relations team. She oversees the association's marketing program, including affinity and educational programs, sponsorship relations and opportunities. She develops and directs the association's comprehensive programming efforts including alumni outreach initiatives through club, chapter, constituent group initiatives, councils, awards, and the student ambassador program - the Blue & Gold Society. Jana has oversight and management for large University-based alumni events and programs including athletic game day, post-season bowl and NCAA event collaboration. Jana serves as a liaison to the Association's Executive, Finance, and Governance Committees. Jana is the point person to Athletics.
- Marcie Johnson Director of Young Alumni and Student Programs
Marcie is the Director of Young Alumni and Student Programs for Alumni Relations. Marcie works directly with recent graduates and students to enhance their experience during and after their time at Pitt. She oversees 35 students in the Blue & Gold Society and 22 Young Alumni Advisory Team Members. She helps to develop strategies for the Blue and Gold Society and Young Alumni Advisory Team. She is instrumental with Young Alumni cultivation and stewardship. She is responsible for the management and execution of all event planning and logistics for YAAT and BGS, and oversees the Manager of Young Alumni and Student Programs.
- Shannon Mischler Director of Regional Clubs & Advocacy
Shannon serves as the primary liaison for the Pitt Alumni Association to its regional clubs, affinity councils, and Pitt Advocates. She works directly with alumni volunteers and communicates with them on a regular basis through various training programs, meetings, conferences, and signature events, such as Pitt Day in Harrisburg and Pitt Networking Day. Shannon works closely with the Pitt Office of Community and Government Relations to connect Pitt Advocates with elected officials and others in support of the University of Pittsburgh.
- Rachel Baxter External Relations Coordinator
- Jessica Mickle External Relations Coordinator
- Alexandra Waltemeyer Director, Campus Constituent Relations
Alexandra serves as the primary contact to the Pittsburgh campus's 16 schools & colleges and 4 regional campuses. She is responsible for finding ways to work collaboratively with these schools to coordinate and communicate programs, information and events as appropriate. Alexandra coordinates homecoming information and events and facilitates the alumni awards programs.
- Olivia Lynch Manager of Young Alumni and Student Programs
Olivia works directly with the Director of Young Alumni and Student Programs and helps to develop strategies for the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and Blue and Gold Society. She is responsible for the management and execution of all event planning and logistics for the SAA, and assists with the Blue and Gold society functions and initiatives. She will also assist with Young Alumni cultivation and event planning.