Richard Ayers

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Chief Marketing Officer and Assistant Dean for Strategic Communications, Marketing & Public Relations

Office Address 484B Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-1304
Email Address rla167@psu.edu

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Rick Ayers joined the Penn State Smeal College of Business in March 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer and Assistant Dean for Strategic Communications. He leads the development and execution of comprehensive brand, marketing, and communication strategies and works closely with the Dean and members of senior administration to position the college as a national leader in business education. A marketing and strategic communications executive with 30 years of experience, Ayers held leadership positions in the non-profit health care industry before joining Penn State.

Education

Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.), Penn State, 2004

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