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Chris Katella
  • Chris Katella

  • Public relations coordinator

  • Phone: (804) 827-0218

Chris Katella joined VCU's University Public Affairs staff in June 2019. He oversees distributing press releases, creating media reports, responding to inquiries and other PR-related activities. He also covers the Office of Sustainability and VCU Life Sciences.

Before joining VCU, he spent five years in public relations roles at William & Mary – two with the AidData research lab and three with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science – primarily managing social media and website content. Before entering higher education communications, he supported government relations activities in the private sector and held leadership roles for political campaigns and organizations in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

He earned his bachelor's in political science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and a master's in corporate and organizational communication from Northeastern University in 2019.

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