Tina Vennegaard is an award-winning communications strategist who has served in executive leadership roles across the communications spectrum from corporate to consumer and non-profit public relations. In the course of her 25-year career, Vennegaard has counseled executives at global organizations such as Nintendo, Nestlé, and IKEA and has collaborated with many leading national NGOs, industry, and trade organizations.
Currently, Vennegaard is an academic program director and director of strategic initiatives and partnerships at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, a global leader in education and scholarship with 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students studying communication, journalism, public diplomacy, and public relations. In this dual role, Vennegaard is responsible for building and launching new academic programs and overseeing strategic initiatives and partnerships between the school and key external organizations across sectors of technology, entertainment, and academia. She is also a current senior advisor and former managing director for the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations, a think tank and resource for the $14 billion global public relations industry.
In addition to teaching graduate-level public relations and advertising courses as an adjunct instructor for USC Annenberg, Vennegaard has co-authored with Dean Willow Bay a 2017-2020 comparative global mapping research series entitled The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Mobile Devices, which was developed in collaboration with leading non-profit Common Sense.
Vennegaard holds a BA in communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a masters in public diplomacy from USC Annenberg.