Romy Eberle joined the Institute on Disability in October of 2019. As Marketing and Communications Director, Romy directs the IOD's marketing and communications department’s team members and oversees the daily workflow of the department. She also provides strategic direction and leadership on developing priorities, policies, and practices for the IOD's Marketing and Communications Department. This includes participation in university committees, state task forces, action groups, and projects that advance the IOD’s mission. By tapping and developing the skills and talents of team members, she effectively communicates the organization’s story to engage target audiences in print, online, and in-person.
Romy's career has progressed from engaging youth of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds through outdoor education and tripping; to helping magazine publishers overcome communication challenges through sales and consulting; to amplifying the brand awareness of an equity-focused non-profit through marketing and communications. The common thread has always been her enthusiasm to engage new audiences, leverage and learn innovative tools, and support a mission-driven team. In addition to her work with the IOD, Romy is also an accomplished freelance mixed-media illustrator and graphic designer.