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