Kimmel Center Appoints Leslie Patterson-Tyler Director of Media Relations & Communications
Former Television News Executive Brings Broad Perspective to the Performing Arts Campus
Patterson-Tyler joins the Kimmel staff from Tyler-Made Productions, LLC., where she served, since 2008, as President and CEO. There, she formed a relationship with the Kimmel Center, elevating their profile through marketing, media relations, community relations for performances including the Kathleen Battle Underground Railroad concert, A Soulful Christmas, and Motown the Musical.
“Leslie brings a strong background in media relations to the Kimmel Center,” said Kimmel Center President and CEO Anne Ewers. “Her experience and expertise will be a tremendous addition to our team of marketing and communications professionals with new energy and ideas toward our goal of strengthening the Kimmel Campus’ reputation and identity.”
Patterson-Tyler will be charged with expanding Kimmel’s media coverage through local, regional and national media outlets, while also fostering relationships with the local communities.
"I am delighted to join the Kimmel Center family,” said Patterson-Tyler. “The Kimmel Center’s dedication to transform lives daily through the diverse array of art on their stages gives ample opportunity to ensure this story reaches wider audiences. I am honored to help tell this story!”
Also during her time with Tyler-Made Productions, LLC., Patterson-Tyler served as Public Relations Director for the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she significantly increased the congregation’
Patterson-Tyler graduated with a B.A. degree from Xavier University in her home town of Cincinnati, Ohio and is a 2011 Fellow of Leadership Philadelphia, and a distinguished Fellow of McCormick Tribune. She also served as Adjunct Professor at Temple University in the Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media. As a committed community advocate, Mrs. Patterson-Tyler is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross where she holds the position of Secretary and Co-Chair of the Diversity Donor Committee; Co-President of the Meredith Elementary Home and School Association;
Mrs. Patterson Tyler resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband the Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler. They have four wonderful children.
Leslie Patterson-Tyler, Tyler Made PR