Diana Sousa Jepsen, MBA, Vice Chair*

Community Volunteer

Diana is retired from a 30+ year career in global marketing and communications for F500 companies including GE, UTC, Cigna, and Covidien.

Before retiring in 2021, she was the head of marketing and public affairs at the University of Saint Joseph. 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 career included 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.