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David L. Brond
Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations
The vice president for strategic communications and external relations is responsible for advancing public understanding and advocacy for Rensselaer, its educational opportunities and research discoveries, and its growing position of importance in science, technology, and public policy. He works closely with all other Institute portfolio leaders to create strategic communications vehicles in order to help the portfolios and Rensselaer project consistent and coordinated external and internal messages.
David Brond has more than 20 years of experience in communications, marketing and strategic planning leadership positions in both higher education and healthcare. Most recently he was vice president for communications and marketing at Georgia Regents University (GRU) and Georgia Regents Health System and a professor of business in the Hull College of Business at GRU. Prior to that he served as vice president for communications and marketing at the University of Delaware. Previously he served as vice president for marketing and strategic planning in the University of Maryland Medical System.