Vanessa serves as Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. O’Neill III, where she provides administrative support, plans meetings, facilitates political fundraiser activities, and coordinates philanthropic giving for the company.
Prior to working at O’Neill and Associates, Vanessa was the Assistant to the Dean at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she provided administrative support for the Dean, Department Chairs, faculty, staff, and students. Vanessa also managed scheduling for the Dean, prepared reports and presentations, and regularly compiled budget and expense reports for departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, she was responsible for coordinating the hiring of new full-time faculty and served as the project manager for the Institute’s Strategy Realization Team, which involved scheduling meetings as well as managing and analyzing data.
Previously, Vanessa served as an administrative assistant and academic coordinator at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where she was instrumental in providing administrative support to faculty, assisting in the development and production of departmental informational material, and facilitating the hiring and orientation of adjunct faculty.
Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the Simmons College School of Management and is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in illustration. She currently resides in Boston.
Additionally, Marissa joins O’Neill and Associates’ Boston office as the firm’s receptionist. Marissa is an alumna of O’Neill and Associates’ internship program, where she assisted the public relations division in the development and implementation of communications strategies for a wide range of clients. She also conducted research, drafted and distributed press releases, compiled media lists, assisted with media planning and outreach, and created social media content.
Before joining O’Neill and Associates, Marissa gained valuable communications experience at Baltimore-based SpecWorks, Inc., where she was responsible for updating databases, researching prospective clients, managing client invoices, aiding in graphic design projects, and maintaining and enhancing clients’ social media/e-marketing presence.
Marissa received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland, where she concentrated in advertising and public relations with a minor in marketing. She was also actively involved on campus, serving as a member of the women’s club lacrosse team, the Advertising Club, and the Senior Class Gift Committee. She currently resides in Hingham, Massachusetts.
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