Leadership Team

Pittsburgh Leadership

Aaron Watson

Chief Executive Officer

Aaron’s experience in media creation and strategy started at the age of 23 when he launched a podcast, Going Deep with Aaron Watson. In the subsequent 3 years, he has built a powerful network, executed profitable events around Pittsburgh, and started a paid public speaking career on the back of his digital media brand building.

As the co-founder of Piper Creative, Aaron is passionate about leveraging his expertise to help others build influence, execute effective storytelling, and master distribution of their content.

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Hannah Phillips

Chief Creative Officer

From an early age, Hannah developed a love for art and creating, and has grown those passions into hard skills that could build a business.

She started HPMedia in 10th grade and was dedicated to growing it part-time throughout high school. After graduating in 2016, she started an apprenticeship/entrepreneurship program called Praxis. After apprenticing at a digital marketing agency, Hannah found sustainable success in full-time creative work.

Piper Creative offers her the opportunity to guide and mentor the next generation of creatives while leveraging their skills to transform brands and drive business outcomes.

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Ashley Chu

Director of People Operations

Ashley heads up People Operations at Piper. It’s called People Operations (not HR) because we’re obsessed with the talented cast of characters that come through the Piper ecosystem. They’re people, not resources. When Ashley isn’t interviewing interns or helping with behind-the-scenes footage, she’s playing with her dog, Chili and rooting for all Boston sports teams.



*The entire Pittsburgh Leadership team is based in Western Pennsylvania.