Joe Wrinn is an independent communications advisor to organizations and their leaders, with 25 years of experience in communications and related public affairs positioning. He has an extensive record of credibly representing institutions and promoting their values, while building consensus and positive relationships across all levels of their organizations.
Holding director positions for 20 years at Harvard University’s Office of News and Public Affairs, Wrinn was responsible for protecting and advancing Harvard’s global reputation through the efforts of that office. In that role, he directed all facets of communications including print, photo, video, audio, digital, web, and early emerging social media platforms.
He also served on task forces there addressing the escalating costs of higher education and developing solutions to make administrative support more efficient in maintaining academic quality.
Wrinn brings an interest in all facets of the contemporary organizational landscape. He is intrigued by the evolving relationships between universities, local governments, and regional corporations in the US and abroad. He has been a Senior Counsel to Morrissey & Co., a Pinnacle Worldwide reputation communications agency, and affiliated with Academy Communications, a media relations firm that brings national attention to scholars.
An honors graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, he worked for 15 years as a photojournalist for the New York Times and United Press International. He credits travel to 55 countries with furthering his education and global perspective. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Boston College, Northeastern University, Boston University, Emerson College, the Boston Bar Association, the Harvard Management Company, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.