Tom McMillan, Pittsburgh Penguins VP, to Speak

Posted on 1/6/2011 10:59:51 AM

The Journalism Department’s local chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America will host an evening with Tom McMillan, vice president of Communication for the Pittsburgh Penguins, on Monday, January 31, 2011, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Now in his fifteenth season, McMillan knows the ups and downs of being the voice of a professional sports team. Acting as team spokesman and head of media relations, media strategy, and website content, McMillan uses his experience in Pittsburgh media and education from Point Park University to promote the three-time Stanley Cup champions.

During his visit to IUP, McMillan will discuss such issues as team branding, the 2011 Winter Classic, and the move to the PPG Paints Arena. Following his presentation, McMillan will be taking questions from the audience.

This event is open to the public and is scheduled for Monday, January 31, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., in Stouffer Auditorium.

For more information, contact PRSSA President Jessica Brown at