Joan Capelin

Joan Capelin, Hon. AIA, Fel­low PRSA, FSMPS is a strate­gist, writer, and coach who con­sults sole­ly to design and build­ing pro­fes­sion­als. Hon­orary Mem­ber of both AIA Nation­al and AIA NYS, she found­ed Capelin Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in 1981. She start­ed the AIANY Mar­ket­ing & PR Com­mit­tee and has con­sulted on many AIA ini­tia­tives, includ­ing the nation­al achieve­ment con­ven­tion in NYC. Recip­i­ent of the Soci­ety for Mar­ket­ing Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices Mar­ket­ing award, she was the youngest chair of the Col­lege of Fel­lows of the Pub­lic Rela­tions Soci­ety of Amer­ica. Joan has lec­tured wide­ly and writ­ten arti­cles, chap­ters, and three books on pub­lic rela­tions prin­ci­ples and process. A Welles­ley grad­u­at­ed Ful­bright Schol­ar [Paris], she has received the high­est hon­ors from SMPS, the PRSA, and PRSA NY [as NYC’s out­stand­ing PR pro­fes­sional]. She became DfRR’s third Co-Chair in 2013.

Recent Events with DfRR:
Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapt­ing to a Hot­ter World