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Eileen Brangan Mell

Eileen Brangan Mell

AVP-Public Relations
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6785
Eileen oversees the public relations and strategic communications initiatives at WPI.  An award-winning professional with more than 25 years of experience, Eileen has spent more than a decade connecting the world with WPI’s outstanding research and project-based learning initiatives. Her team of experts focus on story development, media relations, research communications, internal communications, issues and crisis management, as well as government communications. View Profile
Andrew Baron

Andrew J. Baron

Associate Director of Public Relations
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5916
Andy Baron supports strategic communications initiatives and guides a team of public relations professionals in advancing WPI research and news through various media channels. A former award-winning newspaper reporter, he has worked in journalism, publishing, and public relations for 30 years. ... View Profile
Alison Duffy

Alison M Duffy

Director of Strategic Communications
Phone: +1 (508) 8316656
Alison is responsible for WPI’s strategic communications initiatives, including research and internal communications as well as issues and crisis management. She partners with colleagues across the university to ensure the stories of WPI—the innovations in research, education, and global problem solving, and the people behind them—reach the broadest and most interested audiences possible. Alison has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and communications within the higher education, healthcare, and science sectors. View Profile
Martin Luttrell

Martin Luttrell

News Content Manager
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4910
In his role as News Content Manager, Martin assigns and edits articles for the Daily Herd, and works with faculty to identify opportunities to share their expertise and perspectives through op-eds on trending topics in the news. View Profile
Jessica Messier

Jessica Marie Messier

Public Relations Specialist
Phone: +1 (508) 8315937
Jessica is a member of the public relations team at WPI. She is responsible for news mining among the fascinating research and human interest stories at WPI, and getting those stories to local, national, and trade publications. She has ten years of experience working in journalism and communications fields. View Profile
Colleen Wamback

Colleen B Wamback

Associate Director, Public Relations
Phone: +1 (508) 8316775
Colleen serves as the associate director of public relations with a focus on government communications. She works with variety of stakeholders to best tell the stories of the university’s research, student projects and impact on the community. Prior to WPI, Colleen was an award-winning television news reporter and anchor. She also worked at Worcester City Hall as a communications specialist.  View Profile