Senior Staff



Laura Pizzo

Senior Director II, Communications Strategy

Laura Pizzo oversees communications at the OSU Foundation, developing messaging strategy for key initiatives and providing leadership to the writing, events and digital marketing teams that bring the OSU story to life across multiple channels. Ms. Pizzo leads communications strategy across the Foundation, including for campaign, executive communications, cause-related fundraising initiatives and more. Ms. Pizzo joined the OSU Foundation in 2019 after leading a communications team for development and alumni relations at UC Davis. She has deep experience in communications for educational advancement across a range of public institutions and in the private sector. 

Ms. Pizzo serves on the CASE District VIII Cabinet and is the District VIII Awards Co-Chair. She received her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Idaho and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon.