Miriam Dumaine manages major accounts, especially in professional services where insight and data must be translated into concise, persuasive documents. She arrived at Ariel as one of the founding members of Better Communications, the strategic writing training company that Ariel acquired in 2016.
Earlier in her career, she explored her start-up spirit and served on the founding teams of three unique ventures:
- The Computerworld Honors Program which recognized socially responsible uses of information technology
- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), which is now in the top 1% of non-profits nationally in size, impact, and quality for its success in inspiring young people to be leaders in science and technology
- East coast office of Blanc & Otus high-tech public relations, where she built a team and managed IBM’s technology presence at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Of all her titles, her favorite is “Wise Woman”, given to her by inventor and FIRST founder, Dean Kamen.
Early in the days of launching FIRST, she flew city to city piloted by Dean, and discussed at length how to get CEOs of major firms to sponsor the fledgling organization and volunteer their engineers to be mentors. Together, they worked a lot of rooms. And it made a difference.
When she’s not helping clients solve communication challenges, you can find her walking the trails of Hollis, NH, trying to identify birds in her meadow, volunteering at her local hospice organization–and, of course, playing Words with Friends with her sister.
Miriam has a degree from Amherst College.