Deborah Ziska, Adjunct Faculty
Deborah Ziska was the chief of press and public information, National Gallery of Art, Washington, for two decades. In 27 years at the Gallery she managed publicity, advertising, and outreach for hundreds of exhibitions; acted as the Gallery’s lead spokesperson; launched social media; and initiated many local, national, and international collaborations. She sits on the boards of the U.S. and the Marketing and Public Relations Committees of the International Council of Museums and the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States. She also serves the Art Museum in an advisory capacity. Honors include the Public Relations Society of America’s 2004 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for Multicultural Public Relations and Advertising Age’s “Top Marketing 100.″ Ms. Ziska worked for the End Hunger Network; the Overseas Education Fund; Porter, Novelli, and Associates; the National Commission on Working Women; WUSA-TV (CBS); the American Red Cross; and the Prince George’s County School System, Maryland.
Ms. Ziska studied studio art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and earned a B.S. in advertising design with areas of concentration in radio/TV/film and art history from the University of Maryland, College Park. She studied telecommunications policy in the graduate program at George Washington University, Washington, DC. She speaks throughout the world on museum marketing and public relations and global museum issues and trends.