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Dow, Brenda

B.S., Cornell University
Communication Arts

M.S., Chapman University
Human Resources Management


Director - Office of Alumni Relations

Department: Alumni Relations
Office: HAB 501D
Phone: (845) 257-3231
E-mail: dowb@newpaltz.edu
Website

Career History

SUNY New Paltz
• Director of Alumni Relations - promotion (Dec. 2012 - present)
• Director of Development Services (Feb. 2012 - Dec. 2012)

SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT)
• Alumni & Advancement Services Officer (Alumni Affairs Coordinator) – promotion (Dec. 2006 - Dec. 2011)
• Alumni & Career Services Officer – interim promotion during reorganization (June 2006 - Aug. 2006)
• Alumni & Parent Relations Officer (April 2005 - June 2006, Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2006)

KDA Web Technologies Inc.
• Senior Strategist (Nov.2010-Nov.2011)

Vincent McCabe, Inc.
• Vice President of Client Services – promotion (Oct. 2004 - April 2005)
• Director of Client Services & Public Relations (Feb. 2003 - Oct. 2004)
• Public Relations Consultant & Researcher – freelance (2002 - 2003)

Sage Marcom, Inc. (acquired by Eric Mower + Associates)
• Public Relations Account Executive (1999 - 2001)

Utica College / Utica College of Syracuse University
• Director of Public Relations and Webmaster – promotion (Sept. 1996 - March 1999)
• Director of Public Relations (Aug. 1992 - Sept. 1996)

Le Moyne College
Writer / Editor - Division of Institutional Advancement (1988 – 1992)

Teaching Interests

College Teaching Experience
- Oral Communication / Public Speaking
- Business Writing
- Crisis Communication
- First-Year Initiative

Awards, Honors & Recognition

• Alumni Affairs/Development: 2008 Charlton Newcomers Scholarship, SUNYCUAD – individual honor
• Innovative Marketing Communications: 2001 Special Judges’ Award, trade association – Sage client
• Crisis Communications: 2001 Award of Merit, business-to-business category, PRSA-CNY – Sage client
• Not-for-profit Event Campaign: 1999 Silver Shaker Award, PR category, PRSA-CNY – Sage client
• PR Tactic: 1998 Bronze Shaker Award, low-budget category, PRSA-CNY – Utica College alumni magazine
• Development: Bronze Medal, fund-raising publications category, CASE – Le Moyne donor annual report
• Public Speaking: Toastmaster of the Year, Onondaga Orators chapter of Toastmasters – individual honor

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

PRSA Central New York Chapter
• President | President-Elect | Secretary | Member (1993 - 2005 )