Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Jeannine Sato

Jeannine Sato

Title: Director, Communications
Location:
Senior Management Area: Durham and Community Affairs
Class Year: 2021

Bio:
Jeannine Sato is director of communications at Duke's
Office of Durham and Community Affairs. Jeannine started
her career as a broadcast news reporter and transitioned
to public relations and marketing communications in 2000.
She spent several years working in the private sector,
then four years at Carolina Donor Services to promote
organ donation in NC. She originally came to Duke in 2008
to help launch the Durham Connects (now Family Connects)
newborn nurse home visiting program. Prior to DCA she was
communications director at Duke's Office of Information
Technology for nearly five years. Jeannine holds a BA in
broadcast journalism from SUNY Buffalo State College and a
master's degree in Liberal Studies from Duke University.