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THE ALPHAGRAPHICS TEAM

At AlphaGraphics, we put team first—yours, and ours. Because when you work with us, we become an extension of your team. Together, we plan, develop, design, and produce effective marketing communications that will get you noticed.

Clare Meehan

CLARE MEEHAN

PRESIDENT & CEO

Clare co-owns AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District, along with her husband, Bill. We are a woman-owned business, with Clare holding both Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Her focus is sales and customer service. Clare has garnered many sales awards for her achievements within the AlphaGraphics network, including being recognized as one of the top ten producers each year since 2005. She is a graduate of West Virginia University.

Bill Meehan

BILL MEEHAN

CHAIRMAN & TREASURER

Bill co-owns AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District, along with his wife, Clare. A native of Boston, MA, Bill earned a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Previous to moving to Pittsburgh in 2000 to open our center, Bill enjoyed a long and successful career in financial and general management, including working for Citicorp, Motorola, and Hexcel Corporation.    

Sarah Meehan

SARAH MEEHAN

VICE PRESIDENT

Sarah joined her parents at AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District in September 2012, bringing with her more than 12 years of experience in financial services sales and marketing with Morgan Stanley. Most recently, Sarah spent two years in Sydney, Australia, leading Morgan Stanley’s Business Development and Sales Management effort for the market rollout of Private Wealth Management for Australian Ultra High Net Worth. From 2000 to 2010, she held the position of Sales Associate at Morgan Stanley in New York. Sarah grew up in Concord, MA, and earned her B.S. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rich Cichoski

RICH CICHOSKI

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Rich joined the team in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative, and he quickly grasped the company's team and customer-centered culture and the importance of building strong client relationships. He was instrumental in creating the Sales Department and assisted in driving significant business growth. Today, Rich's focus is on developing new business and guiding strategic marketing efforts with a broad range of clients.

Michelle Warren

MICHELLE WARREN

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Michelle joined the AlphaGraphics team in September 2011 as an Outside Sales Representative, bringing with her prior experience in sales, customer service, and account management. With a focus on consultative selling and client service, Michelle is an energetic team player who always keeps in mind the client’s end-goal and maximizing their return on investment. She is a graduate of Saint Vincent College where she earned a B.A. in psychology education and Spanish. 

Ali Bittner

ALI BITTNER

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Ali came on board in December 2014 to assist with account management on the sales team. Having previously worked in the hospitality field for nearly 10 years, she’s an energetic go-getter who always has the customer’s best interests in mind. A native of Williamsport, PA, Ali enjoys spending time with her family there, as well as doing Pilates, reading, and cooking. She earned a B.A. in Hospitality Management and Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.    

Kristen Zamborsky

KRISTEN ZAMBORSKY

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Kristen joined the AlphaGraphics' sales team in July 2016 to assist with account management. She previously worked as a Marketing Director in the hospitality industry for several years. Kristen is a proud Nittany Lion, having earned a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University.

Ryan Prescott

RYAN PRESCOTT

PROJECT MANAGER

Ryan joined the AlphaGraphics' sales team in June 2015, bringing an infectious enthusiasm for helping customers and managing projects from A to Z. His previous work experience includes marketing and sales for a small entertainment company, and directing student events at his alma mater, Thiel College, where he earned a degree in Media Communications and Communications Studies. 

Sarah Wagner

SARAH WAGNER

PROJECT MANAGER

Sarah has been with AlphaGraphics since January 2015, having spent the previous 3 1/2 years working as a Project Manager with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With an affinity for both visual and performing arts, she has worked as a stage manager for a number of Pittsburgh area theaters. Sarah holds a B.F.A. in Technical Theater from Point Park University.      

Tracy Schneider

TRACY SCHNEIDER

DESIGN & MARKETING MANAGER

Tracy has been with AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District since October 2008. With extensive experience in marketing, graphic design, and communications, she leads the team in the development and implementation of cross-media marketing and graphic design. Tracy has produced award-winning, strategic communications solutions for a wide range of clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology, higher education, and non-profit sectors. She earned a B.S. from LaRoche College.

Anne Flanagan

ANNE FLANAGAN

MARKETING STRATEGIST & CREATIVE DESIGNER

Anne joined AlphaGraphics in September 2010 with a breadth of experience in marketing, advertising, graphic design, copywriting, and public relations. A creative problem-solver and strategic thinker, she turns clients’ business objectives into unique and effective communications solutions. Areas of expertise include marketing plan development, branding, education marketing, and high-end graphic design. Her work has been recognized regionally and nationally. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Dayton.

Kristin Needham

KRISTIN NEEDHAM

MARKETING STRATEGIST & CREATIVE DESIGNER

Kristin joined the Alphagraphics team in March 2010 as Graphic Designer and Pre-Press Specialist. Bringing with her more than 11 years’ experience in design and publishing, Kristin is able to problem-solve quickly and efficiently while maintaining a keen attention to detail and eye for design. A key member of the Marketing & Design team, she specializes in data management as it pertains to developing highly personalized direct mail solutions. She holds a B.F.A. from Kutztown University. 

John Kusunic

JOHN KASUNIC

GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRE-PRESS SPECIALIST

Having interned with AlphaGraphics as a graphic designer while he was still a college student, John joined the team full time a few years later, in May 2016, as a Graphic Design and Pre-Press Specialist. His pleasant demeanor and lightning-fast ability to turn work around make him a great asset to the team. John earned a B.S. from LaRoche College.

Robin Ranii

ROBIN RANII

PRE-PRESS SUPERVISOR

Robin joined the AlphaGraphics team in May 2011 as a Pre-Press Specialist, bringing more than 10 years' experience in design and publishing. As AlphaGraphics continued to grow and innovate with new digital products and services, she quickly developed IT expertise, particularly with agOnline, as well as proprietary software used to power multi-channel marketing campaigns. Robin holds a B.S. from LaRoche College.

 

 

 

Olga Mendenhall

OLGA MENDENHALL

PRE-PRESS SPECIALIST

Olga has been with AlphaGraphics since July 2014. She has more than a decade of work experience with printing companies and design studios. Whether immersed in pre-press technology, graphic design, or even fine arts, Olga brings a breadth of skill and talent to the table. She earned her B.A. in Graphic Arts at Saint-Petersburg State University of Design and Technology in Russia before moving to the U.S. in 2011. 

Bill Will

BILL WILL

PRE-PRESS SPECIALIST

Bill joined the AlphaGraphics team in October 2014 as a Pre-Press Specialist, bringing more than 37 years of printing and pre-press experience. Bill is our resident "printing detective," solving some of the most complex pre-press cases. He works closely with sales, pre-press, mailing, production, and bindery to ensure that every aspect of a job is done to perfection.    

Heather Blocksidge

HEATHER BLOCKSIDGE

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Heather joined the AlphaGraphics sales team in April 2014 as a Project Manager, bringing with her more than 15 years' experience in the education field. Warm, friendly, and innately curious, Heather excelled in sales while pursuing her growing interest in the production side of the business. A few years later, Heather was named Production Manager, heading up the production floor that includes digital, large format, and offset printing; binding; quality checking; and shipping.

Andreaus Linton

DRE LINTON

BINDERY SPECIALIST

Andreaus Linton (or Dre, as we call him) joined AlphaGraphics in February 2016 as a Bindery Specialist, bringing with him many years of experience in print production and graphic design. His broad skill set and equally broad smile are valuable assets to the team. Dre studied Specialized Business Management and Graphic Design at The Bradford 

Karl Hotovec

KARL HOTOVEC

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST

Karl began working with AlphaGraphics on a consulting basis in late 2016 and was hired full-time in January 2017. Karl brings extensive IT expertise to the Design and Marketing team, helping to develop and manage innovative workflow automation solutions and new digital marketing products and services, as well as leading the team in strategic technology planning. Long before he forged a “high tech” career path, Karl honed his skills as a tradesman in coppersmithing before enrolling at The Art Institute, where he earned a degree in Graphic Design.

Mike Chapko

MIKE CHAPKO

DIGITAL OPERATOR

Mike began his career in printing way back in 1975! His broad range of experience encompasses everything from large-scale, multi-color presses to small, sheet-fed two-color presses, to the digital workhorse, our iGen. No matter the equipment, his meticulous attention to detail and ability to master both traditional printing and cutting-edge digital technologies make him a tremendous asset to the AG production team.

Ray Humes

RAY HUMES

BINDERY SPECIALIST

Ray joined AlphaGraphics in December 2013 as a Bindery Specialist and quickly learned the ropes operating various pieces of bindery equipment while winning over colleagues with his quick wit and endearing manner. His professional background includes a range of experience in various industries, most notably a printing press operator with two large, local printing companies. 

Frank Brancato

FRANK BRANCATO

QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

Frank joined the AlphaGraphics team in November 2013 after a 14-year stint with FedEx. His experience with logistics, customer service, inventory, and order processing serve him well in his new role as he toils with good cheer to ensure the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of our shipments and deliveries. Frank studied health services at Robert Morris University and specialized technologies at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Claudia Meyer

CLAUDIA MEYER

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Claudia joined AlphaGraphics in July 2015. For the past 30 years, she has worked in advertising accounting—13 years at Ketchum Communications and 16 years at Mullen, with a small stint in between doing broadcast media buying. She enjoys the energy and enthusiasm at AlphaGraphics, where "every day is a new adventure." Claudia attended Slippery Rock University. 

Mark Ramsey

MARK RAMSEY

ACCOUNTANT

Mark joined AlphaGraphics in March 2013 as a part-time accountant who plays a critical role in assisting with accounting and bookkeeping functions. A native of Pittsburgh, he spent eight years in Chicago and worked on Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2004. Pleasant, cheerful, and quick with Quickbooks, Mark is a refreshing addition to the AlphaGraphics team. 

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AGONLINE

The perfect solution for all your frequently printed or frequently updated materials, AG Online is your Internet-based, customized web portal for cataloging, ordering, and tracking your print jobs. We create for you a secure e-commerce site customized to your needs with you in control.