Tina Vennegaard is a 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 responsible for strategic planning, research, special projects, industry partnerships and communications outreach, including for the Center's annual flagship study, the Global Communications Report (GCR), the Relevance Report, and the Kenneth Owler Smith (KOS) symposium.
A seasoned communications strategist, her experience spans the communications spectrum from corporate to consumer and non-profit PR. In the course of her 20-year career, Tina has counseled executives at global companies such as Nintendo and IKEA and collaborated with many leading national industry and trade organizations.
Tina was previously director of communications and partnerships at Global Green USA, a leading national environmental non-profit organization. Here, she developed strategic partnerships with global brands such as IKEA, H&M, Volkswagen, Electrolux, Sprint, Samsung and GM and led the organizations communications efforts surrounding, among others, its 2014 Clinton Global Initiative commitment, its national solar energy program, as well as multiple annual events.
Prior to joining Global Green, Tina was vice president, external affairs at the Skirball cultural center in West Los Angeles. She joined the Skirball from her previous role as founder of an international communications consulting practice.
From 1998 to 2006, Tina was executive vice president at Golin LA where she led the agency’s top account, Nintendo of America, managed a staff of thirty, and served as a member of the agency leadership team. With a $10M annual budget, she oversaw the launch of multiple iconic Nintendo hardware systems and software titles and plans for events and conferences around the globe. Her leadership was recognized with Interpublic Group’s very first Business Growth Award and her team received more than 40 industry awards for excellence in public relations.
A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Tina graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career in political communications, working for Congressional and mayoral candidates in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and met her husband, Steve, on the campaign trail.