Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Stuart Shapiro

Stuart Shapiro

Title: Sr Director, Marketing and Communications
Senior Management Area: Alumni Engagement and Development
Class Year: 2022

Stuart Shapiro is the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications in Duke University's Office of Alumni Engagement and Development. In this role, he oversees communications, media relations, and marketing strategies that support and promote the university's highest priorities to alumni, donors, and friends.

Prior to joining the team, Stuart served as Strategy
Director for Blue State Digital in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for uncovering the audience insights that shape brand identities and creating digital programs for raising money and driving action. During his tenure at Blue State Digital, he worked with a variety of clients including the World Wildlife Fund, The Ohio State University, the Smithsonian, and Howard University. Before Blue State Digital, he worked as an Integrated Producer
for McCann Erickson, where he managed award-winning
campaigns for Verizon Wireless, Nikon, General Mills, MasterCard, and more.

Stuart received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in film & television production and psychology. He also received a Master of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business.