As a corporate communications consultant, Tia Malloy often tells her clients that her job is to tell the story of their business. From day to day, Tia’s responsibilities range from serving as a spokesperson, to authoring social media white papers to advising C-suite executives on strategy. At Engility Corporation, Tia leads the internal communications effort for a federal program, as well as managing external relationships with industry, academia, and government.
My alma maters:
Morgan State University, B.S. in communications
The Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business, M.S. in marketing
What attracted you to a career in communications?
I entered college as a communications major, focusing on radio. A mentor introduced me to public relations. I switched my concentration and have worked in the industry ever since.
How has being a member of PRSA benefited you?
PRSA membership is rich with diverse experts who represent the breadth of public relations. I was able to learn about the profession in a supportive environment. I have sought advice, commiserated with, and been inspired by my PRSA colleagues.
Who is your role model and why?
The first is my mother. She earned a bachelor’s degree in her 60s. She instilled in me a thirst for knowledge. The second is Tracy Baskerville, communications director at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. She took me under her wing and introduced me to different facets of public relations. I’ve imitated her management style throughout my career.
What are your passions, interests, and hobbies?
I’m a musicophile, globetrotter, epicurean – I love all things music, travel, and food.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Say “yes” and figure the rest out later. And, don’t miss an opportunity, because you don’t have all of the needed information. If you have the core skills to address the problem, determine the specifics later.
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