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.