Liz Kemmery joined PFMA staff in 2020 as Director of Communications. She joins the association after 14 years in higher education, most recently working as director of creative services at Shippensburg University.
Previously, she worked as assistant director of publications at La Salle University in Philadelphia and spent several years as a local newspaper reporter in south-central Pennsylvania. Kemmery also has freelanced as a creative writer and editor for small businesses and publications nationwide.
She is responsible for the association’s overall communications efforts, including its print, digital and online communications. She produces the association’s monthly magazine, Spectrum, hosts PFMA's Shelf Confidence podcast and manages the association's social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Kemmery attends industry events and store openings, produces several yearly reports, manages the website and serves on the conference planning committees.
A central Pennsylvania native, Kemmery earned a master’s degree in professional and business communication from La Salle University and bachelor’s degrees in communication/journalism and art from Shippensburg University. In 2021, she became a Certified Digital Marketing Professional through the Digital Marketing Institute and American Marketing Association. She is a member of the Digital Marketing Institute and American Marketing Association.
Kemmery serves on the parent's organization at Saint Patrick School in Carlisle and joined the Shippensburg University Alumni Association in 2022.