The Edinboro Beehive is partnered with NWPA universities (Penn State Behrend, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst University), as well as the Erie County Public Library’s Idea Lab. We provide free assistance to regional entrepreneurs and organizations in areas such as public relations, advertising, graphic design & branding, web design, and social media management. Help us, help you. Contact us now!

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Anthony Peyronel


Executive Director

Tony Peyronel is the center’s executive director. Peyronel has more than 12 years of experience as a chairperson for multiple departments at Edinboro. A former journalist, public relations writer and communications director at colleges and universities, he is also a founding board member and past president of the NWPA chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He also serves on the board of Ignite Erie.

Chris Lantinen


Digital Media Coordinator

Chris Lantinen assists clients with social media, podcasting, content marketing, SEO, media relations, and more. He was a 2018 winner at The Podcast Awards and worked previously with Atlantic Records in their podcast initiative. He's taught digital media design and writing classes at Edinboro University and was previously a writer and editor at The Titusville Herald


Cassandra Reese


Graphic & Interactive Design Specialist

Cassandra Reese is an assistant professor of graphic & interactive design in the Art Department at Edinboro and has taught as an instructor of graphic design at Kent State University. Reese previously worked as a web designer at BENSUR Creative Marketing Group in Erie.


Creative Director

Scott Gladd is a freelance graphic designer with over a decade of experience in brand development. He also serves as the creative director for Erie Apparel, overseeing the design of online and in-store merchandise.

Beehive Studio

The Beehive Mural was designed by our former Creative Director, Brigitte Davitt. The project won Design Excellence Award from American Institute of Graphic Arts in Pittsburgh and was presented in PGH 365 on Spring 2019. Here in this picture, is one of our clients, with Cass Reese, Scott Gladd, and other students in the background.

Faculty Associates

Jim Wertz


Associate Dean

Jim Wertz is currently a faculty member and journalism program coordinator in the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media, where he teaches courses in digital media production and advises ETV, the university's television operation. He previously served as associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and remains active in the Erie community as chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party and on a number of community boards and advisory committees. He assists the center by providing consulting services in multiple areas, especially video production

Ron Raymond



Ron Raymond has more than 30 years of professional experience in the radio industry, working on air and as a manager for stations in Florida and Pennsylvania. He serves as faculty advisor to WFSE-FM, Edinboro University’s campus radio station, and as business manager for all three of the university’s campus media organizations. He assists the center by consulting in audio production and providing professional voiceovers for much of our work.

Alumni Associates

Bill Berger


Bill Berger is director of marketing and brand identity at Edinboro University. He possesses more than 30 years of experience in marketing, graphic design, branding, advertising and communication, including more than 20 years at BENSUR Creative Marketing Group in Erie.

Joelyn Bush


Joelyn Bush is marketing and communications director with United Way of Erie County. She previously held professional positions at the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership and the Erie Community Foundation. Bush also serves as a frequent presenter at The Nonprofit Partnership.

Matthew Cummings


Matthew Cummings is a strategic communications consultant at Erie Insurance and teaches in the Integrated Marketing Communication Program at West Virginia University, where he previously served as assistant director of online programs. Cumming's career includes more than 20 years of marketing, advertising, communications and public relations experience.


Our center accepts work like corporate branding, packaging design, web design, and motion design. Our timeline is within a semester. Submit the RFP now!



Crawford Center, Room B18
200 Glasgow Rd. Edinboro, PA 16444