Eugene Sasso

Director, Career Development
Siegal Lifelong Learning

Eugene Sasso is the Director of Career Development at the Case Western Reserve University Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. With more than 20 years of communications, public affairs, marketing and brand development experience, Gene has helped organizations create conversations and build relationships with stakeholders. 

In academic administrative roles, Gene developed and launched a remarkably successful master’s (Public Relations) program, delivered online. In the initial two years, more than 250 students enrolled, the retention rate exceeded 90%, with gross revenues of $6 million.

Since 2014, Gene's been working with students and alumni of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cleveland Institute of Music as they explore and develop entrepreneurial pursuits. With a primary focus of “helping students and alumni turn their ideas into products and services,” CWRU LaunchNet has helped more than 100 teams fundraise, sell, or otherwise earn more than $10M.

An avid reader and quick learner, Gene likes to stay current on business theory, technology, tools and practices, envisioning ways to make the new and emerging applicable and profitable.