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Greydon Tomkowitz

 

Public Relations Student Now,

Law School Bound

Please explore below to learn more about my academic and professional experience, my photo portfolio can be viewed here. Please reach out using this contact form if you’d like to learn more. 
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Hello, I'm Greydon

 

I am a senior majoring in Public Relations and Advertising in the Bellisario School of Communications at Penn State University. I have supported a number of incredible PR and Advertising projects through my work with Kerry Ford Communications, a regional PR firm that focuses on local activations for international brands. I also work extensively with website design, strategic writing, graphic production, video editing and photography through my own company, Greydon Tomkowitz Communications LLC. I hope you’ll enjoy viewing my projects as much as I enjoyed working on them.

 
EDUCATION
2018-2022

Penn State

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING MAJOR, 

DISPUTE MANAGEMENT MINOR

3.71 GPA, 5 Time Dean's List 

2014-2018
Bethel Park High School

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Graduated with high honors. In addition to academics, I served in several leadership positions, including:

- Captain of the Mock Trial Team for 3 years.

- Treasurer of the Speech and Debate Team for 2 years.

- Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper for 3 years.

- Service Chair of the National Honor Society for 1 year.

 
WORK EXPERIENCE
MAY 2019 - PRESENT

Greydon Tomkowitz Communications, LLC

FOUNDER AND CHIEF CONSULTANT

Greydon Tomkowitz Communications provides consultation and management services to companies transitioning events and meetings from in-person gatherings to various online platforms. I work with clients to develop a comprehensive plan for their event, ensure all speakers are prepared in advance, assist in the creation of digital assets to be presented during the event, and manage the event using the digital platform of the client's choice. Additionally, I assist in social media management, website design and content creation, graphic production and photography.

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

The Undergraduate Speaking Center

PUBLIC SPEAKING MENTOR

I work with students to improve their public speaking abilities by guiding them through the process of writing with effective structure and presenting with impactful style. Additionally I work with students to overcome speech anxiety and master effective techniques to combat nerves.

February 2018-PRESENT

Kerry Ford Communications

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

As an Account Executive at Kerry Ford Communications, I help the President of the company by crafting and distributing press releases, providing on-site support during events, managing the company’s website and promoting the annual MAC Grants for teachers program. Additionally, I am responsible for the creation and implementation of the Arch Support fundraiser program.

MAY 2019 - JUNE 2020

Deer Creek Winery

SOMMELIER/EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Assist customers in sales, stock merchandise, accurately record sales, and keep the store clean and organized. Establish a strong foundation of product knowledge to best meet customer needs. Recommend product to match customers' tastes and add on product to drive higher average sales and units per transaction.

 
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
NOVEMBER 2018-PRESENT

Penn State Mock Trial

TEAM CAPTAIN

As a Team Captain for Penn State Mock Trial, I serve as a liaison between the executive board and students on the team. In addition, I organize team meetings, manage online team resources, and work with individuals and groups of team members to create a strong legal strategy for the competition.

OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT

Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Upsilon Chapter

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

As Vice president of Communications, I manage the day to day media and needs of the fraternity. I produce, edit, and strategically publish content across a variety of social media platforms. Additionally, I take and publish weekly minutes from both general membership and prudential meetings.

 
AWARDS
ALL REGIONAL ATTORNEY
2020

Recognized as a top scoring attorney at the American Mock Trial Association's Regional Tournament in State College PA. I directed/crossed expert witnesses and delivered the closing argument for the prosecution and directed the defendant for the defense as captain of the Stacked C Team.

ALL REGIONAL ATTORNEY
2019

Recognized as a top scoring attorney at the American Mock Trial Association's Regional Tournament in State College PA. Opening attorney for the undefeated Penn State Stacked D Team. Earned a bid to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series Tournament in Ohio.

EAGLE SCOUT

2018

Completion of an Eagle Scout Project, and a board of review based on recommendations from five different community leaders. My Eagle Project with the Miracle League of the South Hills coordinated more than 20 volunteers donating almost $2,000 and more than 200 hours of community service time. As part of this project, I organized the planting of shade trees around the Miracle League’s adapted baseball field in Upper St. Clair, built wooden shelves for the Miracle League storage unit, and constructed bulletin and lineup boards for use during Miracle League games.

SKILLS
 
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Microsoft Word - Advanced

Microsoft Power Point - Advanced

Virtual Event Management - Advanced

Public Speaking - Advanced

Adobe InDesign - Intermediate

Adobe After Effects - Intermediate

Web Design - Intermediate

Spanish - Intermediate

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
 
The Power of Speech
2020
I presented to a collection of rising college freshmen about the impact of effective public speaking and the power of meaningful communication. I highlighted strategies for increasing audience engagement and how to tell your story in a way that can captivate friends, audiences and employers.
Keynote Speaker: Laurel Highlands Council Executive Event,
2019
I presented to a gathering of Scouts BSA administrators and major donors about the impact of scouting on local communities and the positive effects participation in scouting has had on my life and the lives of many others. Spoke about the life-changing impact of the Eagle Scout rank and the value of networking within the scouting community as a whole.
Highmark Health Solutions: Impacts of Scouting
2018, 2019
I presented to a gathering of Highmark Health Solutions Executives and Executives from other major Pittsburgh donors to the Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Council. Spoke about my Eagle Project for the Miracle League of the South Hills, the effect Scouting has had on my life, and the importance of Scouting both locally and around the country.