Marisa DeGennaro – Executive Director

unnamed 2Marisa is a senior studying advertising with a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation. She has been involved in HVC since sophomore year. She has worked as an account associate for Global Entrepreneurship Week and 50 Plus Connects, account executive for Global Entrepreneurship Week, and director of consulting for various clients. Marisa is honored to be selected as executive director for the 2017-2018 school year. She is excited to help other students grow their professional skills and develop confidence in their abilities as HVC has helped her do in her time with the firm.

Marisa is also a member of Ad club at Penn State and AAF’s NSAC Competition team: The Nittany Group where she continues her education of the advertising industry outside of the classroom. Other involvements include Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has held internships with Rome Design Agency in Rome, Italy and TEGNA (formerly known as Gannett) in New York, NY, working with their new OTT Premion division.

A general rule, Marisa believes in integrity, insight and innovation as core values. In her spare time, Marisa enjoys painting and watching Netflix. She jokes that she has always picked a profession based on television, and her love of Mad Men led her to a career in advertising. She hopes to continue her career as an account manager after graduation, and eventually wants to go back to school to follow her dreams of being a creative.

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