Hi, I’m Margie Brenner. A business marketing and communications specialist with an environmental background in Northampton, MA.
Since October 2021, I have been the Business and Marketing Development Officer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Wind Energy Center, managing branding, communication channels, social media, alumni / industry outreach, industry partnerships, proposal preparation assistance, student interns and special events. I am proficient with Microsoft Office 365, Moodle, Mailchimp, Drupal, WordPress, SquareSpace, Wix, Hootsuite, and Adobe Creative Suite.
From July 2018 to 2019, I was an Online Communications Consultant managing content creation (long and short form product content, blogs, articles, social media posts), content editing, web design, graphic design, editorial calendar production and social media management. In between January 2016 to June 2018, I worked at General Services Administration (GSA) Region 1 in Boston as a federal environmental protection specialist, earning a LEED GA for building certification. From January 2014 through January 2016, I worked at US Fish and Wildlife Service New England regional headquarters in Hadley, MA as a public affairs specialist.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Boston University (1996), a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management (Natural Resource Management track) from University of Denver (2013), and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2012).
My other jobs prior to environmentally related internships at EPA and GreenerU included Manager of eCommerce and Product Manager (Transparent Language), Project and Marketing Manager (Boston Green Goods), Web Designer (Harvard University), Web Production Manager (MotherNature.com) Marketing Assistant (Combined Jewish Philanthropies).
Specialties: Online marketing and communications, environmental policy and management, program management, project management, content strategy, writing, editing, internal and external relations, partnerships, grant writing, search engine optimization, social media management, special events coordination, contract negotiation.
Be the CHANGE you wish to see in the world.– Gandhi