Our Team

Michael Armini
Senior Vice President for External Affairs

Michael Armini

Michael Armini is the senior vice president for external affairs at Northeastern University, where he oversees the departments of marketing, communications, and government relations. Armini also serves as a member of the university’s senior leadership team and as an advisor to the president, particularly on issues with external visibility or impact.

Prior to joining Northeastern in October 2008, Armini spent 10 years in senior positions at Harvard University, most notably as assistant dean for communications at Harvard Law School.

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  • Rebecca Anzuoni
    Vice President For Marketing

    Rebecca Anzuoni

    Vice President for Marketing

    Rebecca Anzuoni, Vice President for Marketing, leads the team charged with managing the Northeastern global brand position and standards.

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  • Jack Cline
    Vice President For Federal Relations

    Jack Cline

    Vice President for Federal Relations

    Jack Cline is the Vice President for Federal Relations at Northeastern. As the university’s chief lobbyist in Washington, D.C., he engages with members of Congress, federal agencies, the White House, and higher education advocacy groups to advance Northeastern’s interests in teaching and research.

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  • Michael Ferrari
    Assistant Vice President For External Affairs

    Michael Ferrari

    Assistant Vice President for External Affairs

    Mike Ferrari works primarily at the intersection of government relations and communications. He leads the External Affairs division’s higher education survey research series, plays a central role in the university’s Cuba initiative, and works on a range of strategic communications, public policy, and public affairs initiatives.

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  • Renata Nyul
    Vice President For Communications

    Renata Nyul

    Vice President for Communications

    Renata Nyul is the vice president for communications at Northeastern University, where she oversees the Office of Communications within External Affairs. Nyul leads the development and implementation of strategic internal and external communications efforts to position the institution as an innovation leader in higher education.

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  • John Tobin
    Vice President, City & Community Engagement

    John Tobin

    Vice President, City & Community Engagement

    John Tobin is the Vice President of City and Community Engagement (CCE) and has served in this role since 2010. John and his colleagues in CCE interface daily with a broad group of stakeholders.

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