ADV + WNM Leadership Updates

January 24, 2019

by Shelby Bell

The School of Advertising and the School of Web Design & New Media are pleased to announce the appointment of Fred McHale to the position of Co-Director of ADV and WNM, alongside current Co-Director Andrea Pimentel. 


Fred has been teaching at the Academy since 2011. He was previously the Online Director for the ADV and WNM departments, and is Chair of the Online Education Steering Committee. Fred has over 15 years of experience as a web designer, front-end developer, and program manager, and has worked with numerous high profile clients in the Bay Area to design and develop web applications, mobile applications, and manage teams of designers and developers.





 ADV and WNM would like to thank former Co-Director Ryan Medeiros for his over 15 years of service to our program and students, and are pleased that he will continue to teach with us as he pursues other artistic interests.


We are also pleased to announce that Nikki Oettinger (below left) is moving into the role of Online Director for both ADV and WNM, and DC Scarpelli (pictured right) will be taking the role of WNM Associate Director.