Ellen Bjork is Director of Marketing and Communications and Riverside Research, with responsibility for leading the company’s integrated communications and marketing strategy.
In this role, Ellen promotes, protects, and strengthens Riverside Research’s corporate reputation by guiding external, internal, executive, and digital communications. She also oversees advertising, public relations, strategic marketing, and branding.
Ellen has more than 20 years of strategic marketing and communications experience across non- and for-profit organizations. Prior roles include Director, Internal Communications at the United Service Organizations (USO) and subsequently at ICF International, Inc. Other roles include Sr. Director, Marketing & Communication at YellowBrix, Inc., and Sr. Manager, Internal and Corporate Communication at AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Before her career in marketing and communications, Ellen was a Human Resources professional in the public industry, working for Gannett Co., Inc., and Fannie Mae in compensation, employee relations, and generalist roles, earning a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certifications
Ellen holds a B.S. in psychology from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in industrial/organizational psychology from George Mason University.