Alumni: Where Are They Now? with Katie Russo

Posted March 14, 2023

We recently caught up with former employee Katie to discover what she's been up to since leaving the firm!

What was your role at Development Guild?

katie russoI worked at Development Guild first as a Marketing Associate and then advanced to the role of Digital Marketing Specialist.

What did you take away from your time here that has served you well in your career?

At Development Guild, I learned how to effectively manage multiple projects and to push things forward. I also learned the importance of efficiency and how to think strategically about systems. Creating opportunities to streamline processes and be innovative is always at the forefront of my work.

The importance of being creative and trying new things, even though they may not always work out as planned, has also stuck with me.

What have you been up to since leaving?

I recently started as the Associate Director of Enrollment Marketing & Communications at Northeastern University School of Law. I am also currently beginning the process of applying to graduate school programs.

Prior to my current role, I was the Senior Marketing Manager at St. Francis House, a nonprofit supporting people experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston.

Tell us more about your current role.

students walking by northeastern school of lawWhile I have only been in my current role for a short time, I work closely with the admissions and communications teams to implement a marketing strategy to appeal to prospective and admitted students. I also oversee and coordinate a series of admissions events and outreach initiatives throughout the year.

While at St. Francis House, I oversaw the marketing and communications strategy of the organization to advance fundraising goals and generate awareness around the issue of homelessness and housing in Greater Boston.

What is your fondest memory from your time at Development Guild?

I really enjoyed working with the marketing team on new initiatives and loved that there was always the chance to try new things and be creative. It was an amazing learning opportunity.

I also enjoyed the monthly book club and being able to come together with colleagues and discuss topics outside of normal work conversation. I read some incredible books that I never would’ve picked up on my own!

Do you have any advice you would like to give to incoming employees?

There are so many talented professionals at Development Guild, I would encourage any incoming employees to take advantage of learning as much as you can from the people you’re working alongside. I would also recommend taking the time to familiarize yourself with the missions of the many nonprofits Development Guild serves. There are so many organizations out there doing really incredible work and I enjoyed learning a little about each of them.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Development Guild team, you can explore our current openings here: Join Us.