AIHA Announces Sue Marchese’s Promotion to Managing Director of Strategic Communications and External Affairs

Marchese will lead all aspects of the association’s strategies related to public relations, media relations, member relations, professional communities, and government relations.

AIHA, the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Marchese, CAE, to the role of managing director of strategic communications and external affairs. In her new role, she will lead all aspects of the association’s strategies related to public relations, media relations, member relations, professional communities, and government relations.

Since 2014, Marchese has assisted AIHA in achieving its strategic objectives by leading the development and execution of organization-wide communication and marketing strategies and overseeing all of the association’s communication channels, including website, social media, press, and publications. Throughout her career, Marchese has built strong relationships with editors and reporters to shine a spotlight on the OEHS profession. She has spearheaded projects that catapulted AIHA and the OEHS profession into the public eye; these include Back to Work Safely, launched during the pandemic to educate small businesses and the general public about returning to work after lockdowns were lifted, and Commit to C.A.R.E., which guided organizations across the globe on making their buildings and communities safer from COVID-19 through easy-to-understand virtual training and risk assessment tools based on established science.

According to AIHA CEO Lawrence D. Sloan, CAE, “Sue’s vast experience across association, government, and business sectors, her expertise in strategic communications, and her determination for finding innovative ways to promote the OEHS profession have made her a great asset to the association and a valued partner to the leadership.” He continued, “Her promotion to managing director of strategic communications and external affairs is well deserved, and I’m looking forward to continuing working with her for the advancement of the OEHS profession.”

Born and raised in New Jersey, Marchese graduated with a Master of Science in organizational development and nonprofit management from The New School. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and government and art history from Fairfield University. Before joining AIHA, Marchese was the director of marketing and business development for Production Solutions, a digital marketing and advertising agency; prior to that, she was the director of marketing and communications with Boston Scientific’s auditory division.

About AIHA

AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors, as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, please visit www.aiha.org

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