Our Team

Dana Carluccio

Communications Director

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, such as the Illinois Fire Services Institute and A Woman’s Place. She subsequently served as a Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and as Associate Director of the writing-intensive Honors Humanities program at the University of Maryland, where she continued to connect students to mission-driven organizations.

At DRi, Dana manages a communications team responsible for developing content for DRi’s executive search clients, ranging from national advocacy organizations to religiously-affiliated community servants. Dana also oversees DRi’s proposal development and marketing communications, including its monthly newsletter and publications. (You can sign up to receive DRi’s newsletter on our home page.)

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