Perry Hewitt is an established leader in digital strategy, with extensive experience in both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She currently leads marketing at ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization advancing global higher education by improving research, teaching, and learning through innovative use of digital technologies.
As Harvard University’s first chief digital officer, Perry conceived and led digital strategy for marketing, communications, and engagement for audiences including the general public, media, and alumni worldwide. Previously, Perry worked in marketing, editorial, and strategy roles at firms including Crimson Hexagon, Razorfish, Harcourt, and Lotus Development Corporation. She has consulted to media companies on digital product development, and began her career in publishing at Houghton Mifflin.
Perry currently serves in a number of leadership roles at the intersection of marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. She serves on the national board of Junior Achievement U.S.A., the Venturebeat CMO Council, and as an advisor at the Harvard Business School’s Digital Initiative. She advises students, startups, and cultural institutions; she also writes and speaks on topics including managing digital transformation from cultural change to AI, marketing and content strategy, women and leadership, and the social web.
She has lived and worked in Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and now lives in New York City.