Intesa Communications Group, a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) proudly announced today the that hat higher education communications leader Margaret Lutz Chantung has joined the firm as the new Director of Strategic Communications, effective January 2024. With nearly two decades of experience, Margaret brings a wealth of expertise to enhance Intesa’s elite team of communications and governmental affairs professionals.
Chantung’s extensive background includes a remarkable 16-year career at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), where she held key positions such as public information officer, senior director of communications and speechwriter, associate vice president of communications, and chief communications officer. Her leadership at CSUSM resulted in numerous university accolades and successful oversight of critical areas, including news and media relations, internal communications, branding and marketing communications, social media, crisis communications and executive communications.
Founding Partner Margie Newman Tsay expressed her enthusiasm about Chantung joining Intesa, stating, “We are absolutely elated to welcome Margaret to our team. Her addition to Intesa enriches our already talented group of communications and governmental affairs professionals, seamlessly blending expertise in higher education, philanthropic communications, crisis communications/reputation management and executive communications. Her presence on our dream team reaffirms our unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled services to our client partners, setting a new standard for excellence in our industry.”
With her higher education, philanthropy, and crisis communications experience, Chantung will play a pivotal role in advancing Intesa’s mission to help leaders and organizations communicate and advocate with confidence in opportunity and crisis. Additionally, she will support Intesa’s ever-expanding North San Diego County footprint.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the team at Intesa Communications Group,” says Chantung. “The passion radiating from every individual at Intesa is contagious, coupled with an unwavering commitment to excellence and values-based leadership that truly sets them apart. I look forward to not only contributing to the continued success of the organization but also championing Intesa’s diverse client base by crafting compelling stories and delivering strategic communications that resonate at the highest level. It’s an exciting journey ahead, and I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of it.”