Chief Communications Officer

A native Austinite and proud Longhorn, Stacey oversees communications, including media relations, branding, outreach, and digital content creation, for the School of Architecture. She holds a M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and a B.S. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to joining the School of Architecture, Stacey served as Outreach Manager at Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, where she oversaw experiential and grassroots marketing efforts for clients such as Don't Mess With Texas and Baylor Scott & White Health, and as Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the Blanton Museum of Art, where she penned the tagline, "Curiosity Welcome." 

Outside of the office, Stacey is an active community volunteer. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge Class of 2014, and currently serves on the Education Committee for Preservation Austin as well as the Marketing Advisory Committee for Leadership Austin. From 2014-2016, Stacey served on the board of the Austin Museum Partnership as co-chair for Austin Museum Day, where she helped quadruple sponsorship funding, introduce a media outreach strategy, and increase visitorship by approximately 10,000.

Education

  • BS, Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin, with Highest Honors
  • MA, Museum Studies, New York University

Publications

"From Eclipsed Campus Treasure to Austin's Visual Arts Cornerstone: Rebranding the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin,"  M.A. Thesis,  NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,  April 2011

"Museums and National Identity,"  Blanton Museum of Art Blog,  2013

"Raised on Music: Growing up in Austin's music venues,"  Preservation Austin Newsletter,  November 2016

PRESENTATIONS

General Session Panelist,  "Know Thyself...and Thy Neighbor,"  2016 Story of Texas Workshop hosted by the Bullock Museum and Texas Historical Commission

Contributor,  "75 Ideas in 75 Minutes: Fresh Ideas for Audience Engagement" session at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums Conference in Washington, D.C.

photo of Stacey Kaleh