Brent Ortolani joined the staff of the Tulsa Area United Way in August 2011 after a 20-year career in higher education.
As Vice President, Marketing, he is responsible for the direction of strategic marketing and public relations planning, branding and image, market segmentation, product positioning, external communications, advertising, special event planning, media relations and publications production. He manages the marketing staff, including the Senior Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist.
Previously, he served as Director of Public Relations and Marketing at Rogers State University, from 1999 to 2011. At RSU, he played a key role in the transition of RSU from a community college to a four-year university, including a 75 percent increase in enrollment, major achievements that placed RSU among the most notable success stories in the annals of Oklahoma higher education.
In addition, he was Director of University Relations at the University of Tulsa, where he also served as editor of the award-winning TU alumni magazine from 1990 to 1999.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas, completed APR certification from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a former member of the Board of Directors of PRSA-Tulsa.
Vice President of Marketing