Public Relations Consultant
Dana Fentress Creel has served as a Co-Chair of Teaching Matters’ Chairman’s Council for two years, and is an enthusiastic advocate for supporting the professional development of teachers in order to improve education for urban public school students. Through her role on the Chairman’s Council, Dana has used her past communications and special events experience to actively message Teaching Matters’ mission to New York City’s philanthropic community.
Dana’s interest in education is far-reaching. She is a member of the Alumni board at St. George’s School in Newport, RI, and serves on the Annual Fund Committee at Saint David’s School in Manhattan. She is also a board member of the Pripet Riding Program in Islesboro, ME.
Dana received her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She has worked in Public Relations and Special Events at a variety of companies including; Ralph Lauren, Nadine Johnson PR and Harrison & Schriftman. Currently, she consults on the retail, brand and event strategy for Beautycounter, a skincare and cosmetics company whose mission is to provide access to safer products for everyone. She was previously their Director of Events.
Dana lives in Manhattan and is the mother of two children, ages 10 and 12. Her husband, Larry Creel, is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Edgewood Management.