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