CCNY’s Dr. Simone K. Tarver is a 2022 Crain’s Notable in Advertising, Marketing and PR

Simone K. Tarver, D.Sc., associate executive director of marketing & communications of The Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications & External Relations at The City College of New York, is a Crain’s New York Business 2022 Notable in Advertising, Marketing and PR.

Prior to City College, she held positions at Metaplan USA as a management strategy consultant for global luxury and pharmaceutical brands such as Botox, Lattise, Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessey and Swarovski and was also an academic engagement consultant at Cortez Enterprises. She held faculty roles at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University and Middle Georgia State University.

“Being nominated by such a wonderful boss and colleague, Dee Dee Mozeleski, and selected as a member of an elite 45-person class of talented, dynamic, accomplished and driven professionals, is truly an honor,” said Tarver. “This acknowledgement is as much about my contributions, experience, and expertise—as it is about representing The City College of New York—its legacy, mission and vision.”

Tarver received her Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University as well as her master’s degree and undergraduate degree. At City College, Tarver launched the new CCNY website, rebranded City College, and created advertising campaigns reaching international audiences. 

Last year, Dee Dee Mozeleski, vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications & External Relations, executive director of the Foundation for City College and senior advisor to the president, was a Crain’s New York Business 2021 Notable in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

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