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Alison Kessler

Alumni Publications and Outreach Manager

315-443-8387
Room: 426
ahkessle@syr.edu

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Whitman School. She is responsible for producing the biannual Whitman magazine, the annual report on philanthropy and monthly alumni newsletters, which entails coordination with faculty, staff and alumni, content planning and development, and vendor management. She also assists in the development and execution of strategic communications plans that include social media, on-campus and remote events, and outreach efforts to strengthen alumni engagement. 

Kessler has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. Her experience spans a range of industries including healthcare, retail, technology, professional services and energy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.