Diana Sousa Jepsen, MBA

Associate Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, University of Saint Joseph

Diana is Associate Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in West Hartford, CT (November 2017 to present). She is responsible for developing and implementing a marketing and public affairs strategy aligned to the University’s 2023 strategic plan.

During her 25+ year career, she led global marketing and communication teams for F500 companies including GE, UTC, Cigna, and Covidien.

Prior to joining USJ, Diana was head of employee communications at MassMutual where she led projects aligned to acquisitions, corporate restructuring, human resources, and technology for employees. Previously, she led global business communications at Cigna where she was responsible for CEO and executive communications, media relations, global employee communications, and global marketing communications. Her earlier career including similar roles at Covidien, and UTC. She spent most of her career in global communication roles at GE including GE Corporate, GE Capital, and NBC Telemundo.

Diana has had a lifelong commitment to community service starting out as a candy striper at age 10 in a local nursing home and stayed active in various charities through college that supported the development of women’s life and leadership skills. Since 1983, she has been active with various domestic violence services in Connecticut including serving on the Board of Directors for the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Diana earned a MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Drew University.