Andy Tiedemann, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
The Vice President for Communications and Marketing is the chief strategist for marketing and branding, is the college’s primary spokesperson, and manages all public communication on behalf of Emerson’s president and governing boards. At Emerson, Andy oversees news and information, web services, creative services, and media relations. His team makes extensive use of the web, media relations, social media, and publications to communicate with prospective students, alumni, parents, and the campus community. He also serves as one of the primary liaisons to the Emerson Board of Overseers, helping to organize their three annual meetings and their activities as members of the Board.
Previously, Andy was Harvard University’s communications director for alumni affairs and development for more than 16 years. He served as the communications director for The University Campaign (1994-1999), which raised $2.6 billion and was the largest campaign in the history of higher education at that time. He has also worked for Northeastern University in communications, and for California Federal Savings and Loan in Los Angeles, California.
In addition to his work at Emerson and Harvard, he has served as a communications consultant to Columbia University, Georgetown University, Loomis Chaffee School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
He has been an active member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He has served on the Board of CASE District 1 and was Program Chair for the 2013 CASE District 1 Conference. He was also the co-chair for the 2014 CASE District 1 Conference.
Andy graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication.