Meet the Team

David Ortendahl
Executive Director-Advancement, Advancement

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5831

David (Dave) Ortendahl currently serves as Executive Director, Corporate Partnerships for WPI. In this role, Dave oversees the central Office of Corporate Partnerships (OCP), which provides strategy development and consulting for partners, and strengthens the ecosystem surrounding workforce development, economic development, research, and philanthropic efforts through the development of opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. Over the years, Dave has served at both private & public institutions in Higher Education in divisions of student affairs, academic & corporate ...

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Partnership Operations Team

Lisa Drexhage
Associate Director, Corporate Relations, Advancement

Phone: +1 (508) 8315635

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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Caitie Reidy
Assistant Director, Corporate Stewardship, Advancement

Phone: +1 (508) 8316958

Caitie Reidy currently serves as the Assistant Director, Corporate Stewardship in the Office of Corporate Partnerships. In her role, she supports the Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships and the Office of Corporate Partnerships team with account cultivation and stewardship, supporting the university’s holistic corporate partnership strategy to benefit faculty and students. Caitie joined WPI in 2018 as a member of the Academic & Corporate Engagement team as the WPI Boston Seaport Office Coordinator and from 2019 – 2021, Caitie was a member of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship ...

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Partnership Outreach Team

Peter Huie
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Advancement

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4917

“WPI is a university with prestigious history and world-changing achievements. Being able to help students who will become part of this history makes me very proud of my role as an influencer.” Within this capacity, Pete collaborates with development and operations to deliver graduate programs and professional development workshops to meet the needs of both individual students and corporate clients. With over 19 years of experience in high profile and strong relationship management, Pete demonstrates the ability to develop and effectively manage WPI’s educational services. Customer ...

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