Theresa Ceccarelli

Marketing & Communications Manager

(734) 647-0308

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Before the Tauber Institute, Theresa held the position of Workforce and Continuing Education Director for business and IT at Macomb Community College, where her program managed $5 million grant to help grow and develop the defense and homeland security industry in Michigan. The program provided technical training to residents so they could enter the defense industry workforce in positions such as logistics, engineering and advanced technology. Her department also manage the HealthIT program. She's also held the position of conference manager for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, engineering and IT non-credit manager for the University of Michigan-Dearborn, business development manager for the Advanced Electric Vehicle Program at the University of Detroit-Mercy.

Theresa also worked for Gannett Co. Inc., specifically the USA Today circulation office, as a blue chip account manager in markets around the US. While at Gannett, she held various operations and sales positions of increasing responsibility in customer service, product development, retail, national advertising, new media, and circulation for The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. She helped launch the Freep and

She received her BA from Michigan State University and MA in public relations, followed by a Ph.D. with an emphasis in marketing from Wayne State University. She continues to teach communication courses at Wayne State University and has authored several case studies for WSU.

She is a proud Michigan mom to her daughter, Theadora, who graduated from the University of Michigan and works for Michigan Medicine, and her other daughter, Terah Marie, who hopes to keep up the Michigan tradition.