Brad Stephenson, based in Pittsburgh, PA, directs marketing and online communication for Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, which offers 11 Master’s degrees and two Ph.D. titles in public policy and information systems. He previously served as the director of projects and marketing for the University’s Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT), helping artists and arts organizations more effectively leverage technology resources. While at CAMT, Brad co-founded Technology in the Arts, which investigates the intersection of arts management and technology through blog posts, webinars, lectures, podcasts and social media. He also contributed to the development and maintenance of CAMT client websites using HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL Server and MySQL, as well as various content management system (CMS) platforms, including WordPress, Drupal and DotNetNuke. Brad also regularly serves as a guest lecturer for workshops, conferences and arts functions around the country, and he developed and taught technology planning for CMU’s arts management and entertainment industry management graduate programs.
Brad was recently invited to be a workshop leader for Creative Capital’s Internet for Artists professional development program, which explores how online resources can be used to “build audience, expand community, amplify marketing and extend administrative resources.” He will lead sessions on community building, social media, content management systems and working efficiently, among other topics.
Brad is actively involved as a writer, actor and director in the Pittsburgh theater community. He is a writer for Bricolage Production Company’s Midnight Radio series, and he founded and produces the annual 10-minute play festival Future Ten, entering its ninth year. Brad manages, writes and produces podcasts for ActClassy.com, a humor site he recently co-founded with his wife, writer and actress Gayle Pazerski. He was a stand-up comedian in New York City for several years, sharing the stage with artists like Jim Gaffigan and Ed Helms.
He is a freelance web developer and social media consultant (not expert or guru, please) for artists and arts organizations. Brad has a BFA in acting from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Arts Management from CMU.
He also has a beautiful, hilarious 3-year-old daughter named Sadie.