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Lisa Marie Ferrell Named NC State’s Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

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For Immediate Release

North Carolina State University announced today that Lisa Marie L. Ferrell, Lenovo’s communications officer for North America, has been named associate vice chancellor for university communications and marketing. She will start her new role on March 1.

Ferrell currently leads the North America communications team at Lenovo, overseeing public relations, internal and external communications, events, community relations, sponsorships, government relations and organic social media. She joined Lenovo in 2019 following three years in a marketing executive role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Lisa Marie brings a wealth of expertise and leadership in academia and industry along with a spirit of collaboration and inspiring passion for her work that will certainly serve NC State well during an exciting period of growth,” said Brian Sischo, vice chancellor for university advancement. “As a long-time business leader, volunteer and resident in the Raleigh area, Lisa Marie knows this community, she knows NC State, and she is well-positioned to hit the ground running.”

Ferrell served as global senior executive in marketing at Lenovo and as marketing communications senior manager at IBM prior to her experience at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also served as president of the Junior League of Raleigh.

“As NC State’s chief communications and marketing officer, I’m excited to embrace the opportunity to weave narratives that transcend boundaries, ignite curiosity, and unite communities in the pursuit of knowledge,” said Ferrell. “It is my honor to help shape the future of NC State’s highly respected global brand and perhaps inspire future generations to Think and Do.”

University Communications and Marketing is NC State’s dedicated communications agency, providing leadership, strategy, services, and support to advance the NC State brand and help the university achieve its core mission.

Ferrell earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and a minor in Italian, at Roanoke College.