Meet the Team

Damien Arlabosse
Executive Director, Marketing Operations, Marketing Communications

As the Executive Director of Marketing Operations, Damien is responsible for overseeing the Web team, the CMS Help desk, and the Digital Operations teams, as well as managing the digital marketing tools and technologies for the marketing communications division.

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Melissa E. Arndt
Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing Communications

As a visual designer, Melissa develops creative concepts and provides design services for several campus partners. These materials include print and online content, invitations, brochures, posters, and mailings as well as social posts, email newsletters, and PowerPoint presentations.

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Lindsay Danielle Beaulieu
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, Marketing Communications

Lindsay strategically supports digital marketing initiatives including brand-level market research, reporting, and measurement of digital visibility across channels. She also analyzes marketing data and results for a variety of platforms to leverage insights and opportunities.

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Eileen Brangan Mell
Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications & Public Relations, Marketing Communications

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.

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Ashley Dill
Content Specialist, Marketing Communications

Ashley's current position at WPI supports various projects of the Marketing Communications division. This work includes web content development, writing and editing, email campaign support, managing Merit Pages, research, and coordinating with campus partners. She is also an Insight Advisor: a role that is part of the First-Year Experience program for freshmen students.  Ashley comes from a communication and writing background. She majored in English with a concentration in Writing and Mass Communications at Assumption College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was on ...

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Alison M Duffy
Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing 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.

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Jillian Ferguson
Director of Marketing, Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5177

Jillian works with a vast array of campus partners to develop, implement, and measure high-impact marketing programs, with particular emphasis on advancing peer reputation, research, and graduate recruitment goals for the university.

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Peggy Isaacson
Copy Editor, Designer, Marketing Communications

Peggy is responsible for the final proofreading and editing of virtually everything the office produces—high-level communications, WPI Journal, books, brochures, web pages, flyers, and more. She works with campus partners to ensure grammatical accuracy and a consistent voice, tone, and style.

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Mia Lumsden

Phone: +1 (508) 8315601

Mia loves to hear, read, and tell good stories. At WPI, she talks to faculty, staff, and students and then writes stories about the research, projects, and events they are working on so that others can learn from and appreciate the university’s diverse voices.

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Brian O'Connell
Production Manager, Marketing Communications

Brian collaborates directly with the creative team, marketing communications colleagues, and campus partners on diverse projects. He uses his creative and technical skills to help design, coordinate solutions, and process across an array of experiences and platforms—including university-level print collateral, email marketing, and WPI Journal.

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Diane O'Keefe
Director of Marketing, Marketing Communications

Diane works with an array of campus clients as a strategic partner in developing, implementing, and measuring high-impact marketing programs—with particular emphasis on advancing peer reputation, WPI’s distinctive project-based learning curriculum, and the undergraduate experience and retention goals for the university.

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Kristen O'Reilly
Publication Editor & Content Producer, Marketing Communications

Kris is editor of WPI's quarterly magazine, the WPI Journal. She manages all aspects of magazine production, including constructing strategic story budgets, writing features, editing copy from internal and freelance writers, and working with photographers, illustrators, and designers to bring stories to life in both printed and digital form. Kris brings more than 25 years of higher education communications experience to the role.

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Colleen B Wamback
Director of Public Relations, Marketing Communications

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. 

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