Meet the Team

Phone: 508-831-6052
Fax: 508-831-6004

Office of Vice President – University Advancement

Office of Lifetime Engagement

Advancement Communications & Donor Experience

Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy

Leadership Giving

Government & Community Relations

Advancement Services & Information Technology

Corporate Relations Office

Lisa Drexhage
Associate Director, Corporate Relations, Advancement

Lisa Drexhage currently serves as Associate Director of Corporate Relations for WPI. In this role, Lisa supports the Executive Director with the administration of a comprehensive and holistic Corporate Relations strategy including a strong focus on facilitating outreach operations and managing projects.   Lisa has excelled as a project manager in the non-profit, real estate & higher education settings supporting construction, placemaking and fundraising activities. After 8 years of leading and executing complex economic development and community development initiatives, ...

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David B. Ortendahl
Executive Director-Advancement, Advancement

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5831

Dave Ortendahl currently serves as Executive Director of Corporate Relations for WPI. In this role, Dave oversees the central Corporate Relations Office (CRO) which provides strategy development and consulting for partners, as well as facilitation of corporate sponsored academic project program with faculty and students. Over the years, Dave has served at both private & public institutions in Higher Education in divisions of student affairs, academic & corporate engagement, and university advancement. After 12 years of guiding employer relations in the WPI Career Development Center, ...

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Caitie Reidy
Boston Seaport Manager, Advancement

Phone: +1 (508) 8316958 x6958

Caitie Reidy currently serves as the WPI Boston Seaport Office Manager for the Corporate Relations team. In her role Caitie oversees the facilities and operations of the office as well as serving as a liaison for WPI’s partnership with the Innovation Studio and District Hall. In addition, Caitie serves as the face of WPI Seaport and is responsible for managing relationships with the WPI Seaport community and supporting strategic connections between Boston and Worcester. Caitie joined WPI in 2018 as a member of the Academic & Corporate Engagement team as the WPI Boston Seaport Office ...

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