Millie Occhionero has been named director of Marketing and Communications at MMRI. In this role, Occhionero will design and oversee the organization’s community outreach and marketing initiatives.

“I’m thrilled to join MMRI at such an exciting time for the organization,” said Occhionero. “Our world-class researchers are doing innovative work and I’m eager to promote it.”

Occhionero has more than nine years of experience in the field of marketing and communications. She holds a master’s degree in communications from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, and a bachelor’s degree in creative arts, french and journalism from Siena College, Loudonville, New York.

All future media inquiries can be directed to Occhionero at or 315-624-7475.

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