Faculty & Staff
John Kerezy, associate professor Journalism and Mass Communication, Tri-C
A native of Cleveland, John Kerezy has also worked in journalism and public relations in Indiana, Alaska, and Washington, DC, as well as in England. Kerezy holds a bachelor's degree from Wabash College, a master's degree in journalism from the Ohio State University, and another master's and a post-graduate certificate in college teaching from Kent State University. Kerezy has 40+ years of continuous writing and public relations experience, dating back to freelancing articles in a neighborhood newspaper in Cleveland in 1973.
Kerezy has worked as public relations officer, was a business press editor with Penton Media and served as an account executive with Alaska’s largest advertising and public relations agency, now known as Bradley/Reid Communications, where he practiced health care and government affairs PR. He also worked as press secretary to the late Sen. Ted Stevens and was public relations and marketing director at Lakewood Hospital.
In 1988 John began Kerezy Communications and directed or coordinated public relations and marketing communications programs for private business, non-profit organization and the Cleveland Teachers Union and other clients.
Kerezy became an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College in 2003 and joined the faculty full time in 2006. He serves on various college committees and holds positions on college journalism associations. He authored the book "Glory Reborn: Wabash College and its athletic teams, 1977-1982." Kerezy lives in Broadview Heights with his wife Kathy.
Branislav "Bruno" Tatalovic
Branislav "Bruno" Tatalovic immigrated from his native Serbia to U.S. at the age of 22. He spent 12 years on Cleveland's factory floors (as machinist and union steelworker), and another five years in real estate and housing industry before stepping into film, TV, and media business.
Tatalovic is an Tri-C alumnus (1997, AAS in Photography). He holds a BA degree in Communication (w/minor in Studio Art) from Cleveland State University, and MFA in Film/TV from Chapman University's Dodge Conservatory of Film. Tatalovic teaches a variety of courses at JMC (Film Appreciation, American Cinema, Intro to JMC, TV Production).
He's also an award winning independent motion picture producer, writer, and director. His short-subject films had international festival exposure and he won an "Emmy" from ATAS Foundation in 2010. Besides 'behind-the-camera' engagements, Tatalovic is a part-time professional SAG-AFTRA eligible screen actor. Official website: www.tatalovic.org