Tina Vennegaard is an academic program director and director of strategic initiatives + partnerships at USC Annenberg, a global leader in education and scholarship with 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students studying communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations.
In her dual role, she is responsible for building and launching new academic programs and overseeing strategic initiatives and partnerships between the school and key external organizations across tech, entertainment and academia. Vennegaard also is senior advisor to the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations, a think tank and resource for the $14 billion global PR industry. Previously, she served as managing director at the Center from December 2015 to July 2017.
Vennegaard is an adjunct instructor in the master's in public relations and advertising degree program and Dean Willow Bay’s co-author of The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Mobile Devices (2017-2020), a global mapping research series in collaboration with leading non-profit Common Sense.
An award-winning communications strategist, Vennegaard previously served in executive leadership roles across the communications spectrum from corporate to consumer and non-profit PR. In the course of her 25-year career, Vennegaard has counseled executives at global organizations such as Nintendo, Nestlé and IKEA and collaborated with many leading national industry, NGO and trade organizations.
A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Vennegaard holds a BA in communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in public diplomacy from USC Annenberg.