Barry D. Wanger
Barry Wanger is a nationally-recognized public relations practitioner specializing in higher and secondary education. He has served as Director of Public Affairs for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Brandeis University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Wheelock College.
He has an unusually deep understanding of colleges and universities, as he has also served as a special assistant to the president of one institution, as an adjunct faculty member at two schools, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of one College and the Board of Corporators at another.
He has won more than 30 regional and national public relations awards, primarily in the areas of crisis communications and media relations. His honors include lifetime achievement awards from both the Public Relations Society of America (Boston Chapter) and the Publicity Club of New England.
Among his high profile projects was handling the crisis communications for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (one of the largest robberies in American history), and launching The Alumni Factor and the American Business Collaboration for Quality Dependent Care.
Barry founded Wanger Associates, a boutique public relations agency in 1985. As president of the agency, he has served more than 100 clients, primarily in higher and secondary education, as well as for foundations, health care, and other nonprofits.
Barry has written and spoken widely on public relations issues. He holds an M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University.
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