Meet the Staff

As the university’s central communications office, Strategic Communications builds relationships with Cal Poly Pomona’s audiences through numerous efforts, including strategic communication, publications, branding, photographic services, social media and media relations. Our staff has earned dozens of APEX, CASE, Communicator, Telly and MarCom awards.

Amon Rappaport

Amon Rappaport
Chief Communications Officer

  • Strategic communications
  • Marketing communications
  • Executive communications
  • University brand and narrative
  • Crisis and emergency communications
  • Media relations
  • Senior spokesperson
  • Cabinet member

Esther Chou Esther Chou Tanaka
Executive Director for Strategic Communications
  • Publications
  • Emergency communications
  • Brand compliance
  • University spokesperson
  • Editorial calendar
  • Web Core Team

John Replogle John Replogle
Executive Speechwriter
  • Executive Communications

Cynthia Peters Cynthia Peters
Senior Media Relations Specialist
  • Media Relations
  • CPP Experts Guide
  • University spokesperson
  • Social Media

Clay Fowler Clay Fowler
Digital Content Editor
  • Digital content editor
  • Social media editor
  • Writer and editor
  • Editorial calendar
  • PR Roundtable

Melanie Johnson Melanie Johnson
Senior Writer
  • Writer and editor
  • Assistant editor for publications
  • University stylebook

Tom Zasadzinski Tom Zasadzinski
University Photographer
  • University photographer
  • Photo/digital assets editor
  • Social Media

Mercedes Quiroz Mercedes Quiroz
University Web Editor
  • University Home Page
  • We are Cal Poly Pomona
  • PolyCentric
  • Social Media
  • Web Core Team

Michelle Magcalas Michelle Magcalas
Web Coordinator
  • Division of University Advancement websites coordinator
  • Strategic Communications website coordinator
  • Electronic marquee programmer
  • Mass email coordinator
  • Email marketing
  • Bronco Magazine
  • Web Core Team

Ani Markarian Ani Markarian
Senior Graphic Artist
  • Graphic design
  • Publications
  • Graphics standards and logo usage advisor

Nancy Yeang Nancy Yeang
Advancement Communications Specialist
  • Donor relations and stewardship projects
  • Annual Fund campaigns
  • Event scriptwriting
  • Writer and editor
  • Advancement Communications
  • PR Roundtable

Stephanie Abraham

Stephanie Abraham
Marketing Communications Specialist

  • Integrated marketing
  • Advertising
  • Philanthropic Foundation marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • CPP This Week

Tambra Williams

Tambra Williams
Executive Assistant to Chief Communications Officer

  • General office coordinator
  • Department budget
  • Payroll
  • Timekeeper
  • Evacuation Coordinator

Monika Salazar

Monika Salazar
Administrative Assistant

  • General questions
  • Conference room scheduling
  • Business continuity
  • Publication distribution

In addition, several colleges and departments have communications staff members.

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
Dan Lee

College of Business Administration
Christopher Neprasch

College of Eduation & Integrative Studies
Ashley Jones

College of Engineering
Christopher Park

College of Environmental Design
Samantha Gonzaga

College of the Extended University
Sam Carpenter

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Diana Cansino
Christopher Bashaw, Department of Theatre & New Dance
Teresa Kelly, Department of Music

The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Diana Garcia

College of Science
Daniel Griggs