Department of Marketing and Communications

Department of Marketing and Communications

The Milwaukee Area Technical College Department of Marketing and Communications creates and executes strategies to recruit students to MATC, retain current students, and enhance understanding of MATC and its value to students and the community.

Our core responsibilities include:

  • Advertising/marketing for the college through out-of-home (traditional) and digital channels
  • Call Center services supporting future and current students with questions about admissions, financial aid and registration
  • College Design and Visual Identity (Design Center) including creative direction, concept, strategy and execution, graphic design, photography and videography; for college marketing campaigns, publications, print, interactive, manages the visual brand and identity of MATC
  • Events including consultation and planning support, execution of major events, management of the schedules of key event spaces, and facility rentals
  • Internal communications, part of the college’s strategic communications, to support shared understanding of the work of the college
  • Printing services meeting the needs of customers throughout the college
  • Public relations including storytelling and news media relations
  • Recruitment of students, including high school and adult/community visits and events
  • Social media, part of the college’s strategic communications, including content development and execution
  • Website design and site maintenance for, working with partners throughout the college

Our Team

Tony Tagliavia, Chief Marketing Officer 

Tassia Jackson, Administrative Assistant II


Brenda Bryson, Supervisor, Call Center

College Events

Sheree Hagler, Coordinator, College Events

Damon West, Auditorium Specialist
414-297-6310 (office); 

Design Center

Sharon Grace, Manager, College Design and Visual Identity

Sarah Koch, Media Designer

Aaron Michaelson, Media Designer

Tim Evans, Photographer/Videographer


Gerald Trotter, Manager, Printing Operations

CONTEnT AND Public Relations

Darryll Fortune, Director - Content & Public Relations
Social Media, PR, or general questions and/or

Arlensiu Garcia-Novelli, Coordinator, Internal Communications 

Bryan McLoone, Social Media & Student Communications Coordinator

Marija Andric, Editor

Mark Feldmann, Copywriter/Storyteller


Marwill Santiago, Recruitment Manager

Erica Fernandez, Administrative Assistant, Recruitment

Nandi Mallett, Student Services Specialist, Recruitment


Web Design

Greg Lopez, Web Design Coordinator

Christine Leung, Web Design Specialist


Transforming the Workforce. Building the Community. (link)

Transformations magazine (link)


MATC News (link)

MATC StyleGuide 2022 (pdf)

Learn and use the correct print and online text for how the college name, campuses, addresses, departments and titles appear in written materials. The guide also covers MATC-specific grammar, punctuation, word usage, abbreviations and more.

MATC Brand and Logo Guidelines (pdf)

The Milwaukee Area Technical College and MATC logos help identify and define the institution to its many audiences. This guide presents the correct usage of the logos, leading to a clear, consistent and professional brand.