Mandy Pennington is a writer, marketer, actor and teacher with a passion for storytelling and 15+ years of experience helping others succeed in the digital space.


She has a master of arts in communications from Marywood University and recently completed her MFA in Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Pennington’s writing has appeared in Currents in the Electric City: A Scranton Anthology (Belt Publishing), 2022 American Writer’s Review (San Fedele Press),  Hippocampus Magazine, Used Car Dealer and Search Engine People


She is currently the Director of Digital Strategy at Wilkes University and an adjunct instructor in communications at both Marywood University and Wilkes University. Her work in digital marketing and leadership has been recognized by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (Woman of Excellence Finalist, SAGE Awards), Scranton Times-Tribune (Northeast Woman) and the NEPA Business Journal (Top 20 Under 40). In 2016, she was awarded Marywood University’s Recent Alumni Award of Excellence for Professional Achievement. 


Pennington is actively involved in mentorship and sharing her experience with audiences of all ages. She has spoken at the Wyoming Valley Chamber Young Professionals Conference, HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference, Hippocampus Magazine How-To Tuesdays, tecBRIDGE Entrepreneurship Institute, Automotive Training Institute (ATI) SuperConference, C4 DigiCon, and NEPATech. She co-founded NEPA BlogCon, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first blogging and social media conference, and Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, a STEM education program for girls in grades 4-6. She has also served as a mentor to entrepreneurs through tecBRIDGE’s annual business plan competition.


As an actor, Pennington has appeared in community and semi-professional productions with Scranton Fringe, Gaslight Theatre Co., Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Ovation Playhouse and the New Vintage Ensemble, of which she is a founding member. Her performances have been awarded by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance as well as the Pennsylvania Association of Community Theatres.  Her first play, “My Condolences”, premiered at the 2018 Scranton Fringe Festival, where she currently serves as a marketing committee volunteer and active performer. Her solo play, “Girl Walks Into a Movie Theater”, adapted from her coming-of-age memoir, will premiere in July 2024 produced by Scranton Fringe as part of their Acting Alone series. 

Mandy Pennington