Sonya Udler serves as EVERFI’s Chief Communications Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the company’s strategic communications, public relations, and social media programs to advance business objectives and further partner initiatives.
Sonya brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, investor relations, and special events to EVERFI. Her blend of working within public and privately-held companies, combined with public relations agency experience, allows her to drive communications strategies that are relevant and tied to business objectives.
Prior to joining EVERFI, Sonya ran a successful communications consulting practice working with biotechnology, healthcare, and for-profit higher education clients to establish and execute media relations, investor relations, and internal communications programs. She also served as senior vice president of corporate communications for Strayer Education, Inc. During her tenure at Strayer, she worked as a member of the executive team to help grow the regional company with $93 million in revenue into a national company with more than $635 million revenue.
Sonya began her career working within the world of public relations agencies as this fed her passion for journalism and news. She rapidly rose through the ranks and ultimately served as senior vice president of Young & Associates, a public relations agency specializing in technology companies. While in this role, Sonya was responsible for developing media campaigns for both Fortune 1000 companies and start-up organizations.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland with a concentration in French. Sonya currently resides in Maryland with her husband and three children.