Our Team

Dana Carluccio

Communications Manager

Dana Carluccio joined DRi in 2015 as the company’s first dedicated communications specialist, bringing significant expertise in communications and marketing to DRi and to our non-profit clients.

While completing a Ph.D. in English, Dana served as Assistant Director of the Professional Writing Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she oversaw and expanded a service writing program that paired Business & Technical Writing majors with local non-profits with communications needs. Dana subsequently served as a Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and as the Associate Director of the writing-intensive Honors Humanities program at the University of Maryland. She worked with non-profits throughout her career, including the Illinois Fire Services Institute and A Woman’s Place.

At DRi, Dana does original writing, manages a communications intern, and works as part of DRi’s larger marketing team to oversee the development of valuable content for DRi’s clients and the larger non-profit community. Dana develops marketing materials for DRi’s wide range of executive search clients, from national advocacy organizations to religiously-affiliated community servants. These professionally prepared materials help DRi attract high-quality candidates and help our clients make incisive and expedited assessments of their candidacies.

Dana has also overseen the development of new initiatives to mobilize DRi’s expertise for a broader range of non-profits. She has recently managed the development of a new website and a web-based series that delivers impartial research on non-profit management to executives and fundraising leaders and staff.

Dana holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Johns Hopkins University and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.