Communications Director

Alicia DeMatteo is the communications director at Lilja Communications. She oversees a wide variety of client projects, including internal communications, content for articles, website and more, impactful videos and design projects both big and small. She believes all forms of communication need to be concise and relevant to make an impact.


Alicia started at Lilja Communications in 2005 as a public relations assistant; prior to that, she held communications positions in higher education and magazine publishing organizations. No stranger to playing the editor role, she was the senior editor for both her college’s literary arts magazine and her high school’s yearbook. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.


Alicia is an avid and sporadic writer of semi-autobiographical stories, created for the amusement and entertainment of her friends and family. In her free time, she enjoys resurfacing 90s trends and grunge music, exploring local breweries and wineries, cooking and baking, and any activity that takes place in a lake.


Favorite book: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

Reading & recommending now: "Beach Read" by Emily Henry

Favorite movie: "Love Actually"

Binge-watching now: "The Morning Show"

Six-word memoir: Loves party dresses; hates the party.