The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) announced that public relations veteran Nyree Wright will join the College on August 16 as a lecturer in the Department of Public Relations.
Wright currently is the principal at NW Consulting, L.L.C.,a public relations firm based in the Washington, D.C., metro area focused on public relations/integrated marketing, crisis communications and corporate reputation. Previously, she was Executive Vice President/Senior Consultant of Reputation Management at Porter Novelli.
“We are very excited to have a professional of Nyree Wright’s caliber join our College,” said UFCJC Dean Diane McFarlin. “Nyree will bring a depth of knowledge and experience to our public relations students and deep connections to communication professionals.”
Prior to her Porter Novelli role, she was Senior Vice President at MSLGROUP in Washington, D.C., managing the office’s largest consumer and corporate reputation clients. Previously, she was a vice president at The McGinn Group/TMG Strategies (which was acquired by MSLGROUP in 2007), where she managed the General Motors assignment, the firm’s largest and most important account. Nyree has spent the last year leveraging her communications experience in the political arena, running and becoming an at-large delegate representing Virginia at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. She also is a member of the Biden for President Campaign Finance Committee, Mid-Atlantic Region.
“I’m elated to join one of the top university PR departments in the country”, said Wright. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such a prestigious program and exceptional faculty, serving a diverse student body.”
Wright continues to be very active in the communication industry. She is a charter and former board member of ColorComm, an organization for women of color in communications and, from 2009-2012, served as president of the Capital Press Club, the oldest African-American communications association in the nation. In 2016, Wright became a trustee of the Public Relations Society of America Foundation. Additionally, she is a former member of the National Press Club, where she received the coveted Vivian Award for outstanding service to the club in 2013, 2014 and 2017.