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Deia Campanelli

Communications Manager, General Electric

Deia Campanelli is communications manager for GE’s IT, Legal, and Security and Crisis Management organizations, where she is responsible for engaging and inspiring employees around the business strategy, and protecting and building GE’s reputation.  

Deia joined GE in 2003 as public relations manager for GE Capital. In 2007, she was appointed communications director for Healthcare Financial Services, a unit of GE Capital Americas with over $23B in assets and 1,500 global employees. In this role, she was responsible for leading all employee and executive communications, marketing communications and media relations activities. In 2009, she was named communications manager for GE’s Global Infrastructure Services organization and in 2011 was appointed to her current role.

Prior to GE, she has held a variety of marketing and communications roles throughout her career including communications manager for US Cellular, where she was responsible for all marketing communications, public relations, internal communications, and branding activities – including US Cellular’s brand launch into Chicago and the naming rights for US Cellular Field. She also served as editor for The Bulletin, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ socioeconomic magazine.

Deia earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Loyola University and pursued her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from DePaul University.

Active in her community, Deia is the GE Volunteers Leader for the Chicagoland area, Board Member for the GE Women’s Network in Chicago, and Board Member for Junior Achievement of Chicago. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, traveling, scuba diving, golfing, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

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