Office of Public Affairs

Maureen Puia

Public Relations and Events Promotion Associate

Office Location

106 Bedford Street, Portland Campus



Academic Degrees

  • B.A. Sociology and Communication, University of Southern Maine


* For information about events promotion - please view our How to Promote Your Event web page - and feel free to contact me for any further information or advice.

Maureen Puia, better known as Mo, has 9 years of marketing and public relations experience, five of those spent growing and promoting an e-commerce platform and community of independent fashion designers at, based in Brooklyn, NY and Chester, CT. Mo managed the Smashing Darling blog, social media, newsletters and more, sharing designer stories and inspiration via interviews and blog features, as well as curating a list of marketing and tech resources for designers.

Mo returned to Maine in 2013 to work for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England as Director of Communications, promoting Goodwill NNE retail stores and services across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.