Brian Loutitt, MBA'06
Executive Director and Chief of Protocol
Brian Loutitt has over 20 years of experience and is a seasoned event professional with expertise in both the non-profit and education sectors. Since 2007, he has been the Senior Director for University Events for Northeastern, supporting the University’s strategic mission. Prior to that, Brian served as Director of Advancement Communications and Events and the Director of Development Events. In his current capacity, he directs his staff in the production and management of events that range from multimedia galas to the public launching of the University’s largest comprehensive campaign ever. Prior to Northeastern, Brian held increasingly responsible positions as the Director of Cultural Programming at The French Library and Cultural Center of Boston, Director of Special Events at Boston Ballet and Director of Special Events for the AIDS Action Committee, which included producing the AIDS Walk. Brian earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northeastern in 2006, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Boston University.
Senior Associate Director of Events
Suzanne Feeley joined Northeastern in 2004 and she is currently the Associate Director of Advancement Events. She coordinates and manages internal and external events at Northeastern. Suzanne produces an array of events including: the President’s Recognition Awards Dinner, 25-Year Associates Luncheon, Annual Beanpot Reception, City Year Conference and President’s Holiday Reception for Faculty and Staff, among others.
Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Endicott College. Prior to Northeastern University, she served as the Event Manager at F1 Boston, one of New England’s most complete entertainment and event venues and a state of the art exhibition and conference facility. Special events at F1 Boston ranged from corporate team building, product launches, client outings and sales meetings to bar/bat mitzvahs and holiday parties. While working at F1 Boston, Suzanne volunteered at Stage One Productions, an event production company based in Canton, MA. She helped produce many large-scale events for an array of high-end clients, including The Commonwealth Institute, Lupus Foundation, Rosie’s Place, YWCA, The Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Sport and Vicki Kennedy’s Common Sense on Kids and Guns Foundation. Suzanne prides herself on her attention to detail, creativity, dependability and outstanding service to her clients.
Assistant Director of Events
Mary joined Northeastern in 2012 and is currently the Assistant Director of Advancement Events. Her primary responsibility revolves around events held at the residence of President Joseph E. Aoun, but she enjoys collaborating with colleagues in and out of her department on a broad array of events across campus, including Board of Trustees dinners, chair installations, cultivation events, lecture series and student expos.
Mary has more than twenty-five years of event planning experience working in the greater Boston area and served as an event planner at East Meets West Catering with a focus on high end events, décor and complicated venues. Meeting a challenge head-on with a successful outcome and happy clients is something that she strives to achieve. Whether it is an event that is scheduled at the last moment, fire alarms that go off, blizzards that change course, most events are happy occasions that are important to clients and she tries to keep that in mind.
Mary lives in Brookline with her husband and teenage son and her special interests include sailing, cooking, art and design, history and walking the neighborhoods of interesting cities, including Boston!
Assistant Director of Events Operations
Amanda Lipacis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University with a major in Video Production and a minor in Fine Arts concentration in jewelry. Her current position at Northeastern University is Project Coordinator/Office Manager in Advancement Events where she is a liaison to all support services and vendors, provides guest list management, tracks extensive budgets, and ensures that vendors are paid in a timely manner, maintaining good relationships. She takes special interest in event projects that involve intricate video productions.
Prior to joining Northeastern, Amanda was a Stage Manager and Camera Operator at Sports Channel America, Local Sales Coordinator at Fox Television in New York City and National Sales Coordinator at HRP in Philadelphia, which represented 52 national television stations. Amanda belongs to professional art and craft organizations including: the Long Island Craftsman’s Guild and the American Association of Latvian Artists.
Jessica Lipson, AMD'12
Jessica joined the University Events team in March 2014 as an Events Coordinator. She supports the events team with the logistical planning and coordination of a wide range of events. She graduated from Northeastern in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. As an undergraduate student Jessica completed three co-ops as a Programming and Events Assistant at Harvard Medical School’s Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Programming Assistant at Northeastern University’s Office for New Student Orientation and Parent Programs, and Special Events Assistant at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She previously worked at Clark University where she planned and implemented all of the events sponsored by the Dean of Students Office. When Jessica isn’t coordinating events, she enjoys running, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Carly joined the University Events team in May 2016 as an Events Coordinator. She provides logistical support and event coordination to a wide range of clients across the University. Prior to Northeastern, she worked as a Special Events Assistant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. At this position she managed a portfolio of 60+ volunteer run events generating revenue between $1,000-$25,000. This included stewarding event managers and continually seeking new ways to improve their fundraising efforts to maximize revenue potential. Carly is originally from the Philadelphia area and found her love for event planning while volunteering for local nonprofit organizations. Carly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Global and International Studies from Penn State University. She is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.
Carly lives in Brighton with her fiancé and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys indoor cycling, running, cooking, volunteering, and traveling with her friends and family.