Irene Neller, MA
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Irene Neller joined Fuller as vice president for communications and marketing in Fall 2013, with 26 years of experience in marketing, advertising, creative production, internal communications, and public relations. She previously served at Biola University, where she founded the marketing department and served as vice president for communications and marketing for 16 years. Marketing activities directed by Neller include Biola University’s 100th anniversary celebration and the inauguration of its eighth president, which drew national and international media attention resulting in the university’s highest media coverage in its history. Neller was awarded the President’s Award for Exceptional Performance in 2008 and two Awards of Excellence (’88, ’07) for her marketing leadership at Biola University. She was Biola University’s first Hispanic vice president and was very involved in mentoring female students.
Neller holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in communications, and she has earned national recognition for outstanding advertising campaigns by the American Marketing Association, Admissions National Reporting Agency, Council of Advancement in Support of Education, and the Public Relations Society of America. She has presented at conferences and seminars on marketing and advertising for numerous professional organizations. She served as national chair for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Communications Officers Commission. She has been interviewed by publications such as Case Currents and Admissions Marketing Report on how to prepare successful recruitment videos, was featured in Non-Profit Communications Report on effective marketing for a new university president, and was published in the International Advertising Journal for her study on global advertising.
Neller spends personal time volunteering with various nonprofit organizations. Among many other areas of service, she was on the executive planning committee for the 2005 Billy Graham Los Angeles Crusade and planned Rev. Graham’s 86th birthday celebration for 9,000 guests at the Rose Bowl.
Neller has been married for 28 years and has two sons.