Rachel Spates

Rachel Spates

Associate Director, Communications - Sun Life

Rachel Spates is the Associate Director, Communications for Sun Life U.S. A digital marketing communications professional with extensive experience in the sports and financial services industries, Rachel’s specialties include event management, integrated marketing, sponsorship activation, social media, executive communications, business continuity and crisis communications, and employee engagement. She also plays a lead role in supporting Sun Life’s sponsorship and philanthropy initiatives and is actively involved in the company’s DE&I efforts. Rachel is currently in her second term as a member of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Alumni Association Board of Directors where she serves as the Vice President, Leadership Development. She has previously held positions at Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Celtics. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Sport Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.