Eileen Erickson
L. Eileen Erickson
Director of Outreach and Communications, National Academy of Engineering
Washington, DC
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Eileen joined the National Academy of Engineering in January 2022 as Director of the newly-created Office of Outreach and Communications. During her more than 30 years as a communications professional serving nonprofits she has amassed a wealth of communications, marketing and publishing experience as both a consultant and in-house communications leader. Previously, she led media and public outreach efforts for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the period known as the “math wars”; oversaw marketing, communications and publications for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE); and spearheaded the organizational repositioning and rebranding of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) during the Global War on Terrorism. Additionally, she served as editor in chief of the ITE Journal and TME magazine. As a consultant, Eileen has provided media training to leaders of various nonprofits, led event marketing efforts, and was a co-founder of Health21. Eileen earned a Master of Arts in public relations from Ball State University, a Bachelor of Science in journalism and telecommunications from Radford University, and an Accreditation in Public Relations and Military Communication (APR+M) from the Public Relations Society of America.

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