Camdon Porterfield, CPE
Public Relations Administrator
Phone: 1.800.569.6022 ext. 1213
Camdon Porterfield handles and directs much of the public relations and marketing responsibilities for EST, has experience as a project supervisor in two counties, and teaches certified continuing education courses. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he attained a degree in Communications with a specialization in media studies. He is a Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator (CPE), and has spent over a decade with the company.
In 2007, Porterfield became a staff writer for The Royal, a Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) certified-gold student publication at Hempfield Area High School. Over the course of the next three years, he was promoted to Chairman of the Board and Copy Editor, eventually garnering the Editor-in-Chief position in late-2009. His experiences during that time included the following: an appointment to the Presidential Classroom for Journalism and Communications (2008) with classes at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; over a month of media-centered classes at Columbia University in New York City; and represented the defense in a censorship case between HAHS and the Student Press Law Center/The Royal. He was also an editor and creative designer for four yearbooks.
Despite receiving a journalism scholarship from Robert Morris University, Porterfield opted to go to Pitt. From 2010 - 2014, he was the Chief Broadcaster on the Pitt Greensburg Sports Network (PGSN). In 2012, he co-founded Pitt Greensburg Media, a documentary and digital media-centric group, acting as Co-Director and Sports Media Administrator. In February 2014, he was part of a four-person crew which traveled to Honduras to film a documentary on UPMC's Shoulder-to-Shoulder program. The film saw its red-carpet release in May 2014. In addition, he was a senior member and Vice President of the Epsilon Theta chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (Communications National Honor Society) from 2010 - 2014, the Public Relations Chairman of Pitt Greensburg Senate from 2013 - 2014, an executive board member of the Student Government Association, and member of the Budget Committee during that same period.
He has produced and written numerous communications-related studies, such as a 28-page thesis and public dissertation on the "Communications of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster." He also has working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software, specializing in Premiere Pro, Photoshop Pro, and InDesign. Among other projects, he has coordinated and designed the past four EST conference booths, designed, produced and published the company website, and creates online and print advertising for the company.