Tiffany Wynn went to college planning to be a sports broadcaster. Her freshman year, an English professor commended her writing skills and asked her if she had ever thought about working in public relations. “I didn’t know what that was,” she says. “I did some research, and I thought, ‘Gosh, this is what I actually want to do.’” She went on to work in PR for several companies, including two years as a senior PR strategist for Carroll University. She left that position in 2016, but last year, when the university was looking for a new vice president of marketing and communications, the leadership team remembered her. She got the job in October and has spent the past year leading Carroll’s marketing and communications strategy. She is also a board member of several nonprofits, including Grateful Girls, an organization that helps women who have escaped sex trafficking, and Independence First, which advocates for people with disabilities.
“Helping to create stories is my passion.”
– Tiffany Wynn
You started as the Vice President for Marketing and Communications in October of 2020. How has the experience on taking on this new role gone?
It has been amazing: to learn from the first woman president of Carroll University, for her to help me grow as a new leader, to get behind her vision and see how marketing can help with that. In communications and public relations, you have to really understand what is in it for other people – what do they care about – and capture it in your messaging.
You’re also involved in several nonprofits. Could you tell us about that?
I tend to be a part of organizations that advocate for the rise of underrepresented groups. For example, I’m a part of Independence First, which is an organization that advocates for people living with disabilities. Grateful Girls is an organization dedicated to women who are either at high-risk, victims or survivors of sex trafficking. And then the other organization that I sit on the board for is Professional Dimensions Charitable Fund, which is an organization for women in corporate America. Women in corporate America, we are underrepresented. That’s what we’re a resource for: women trying to reach the peak of their careers, helping them along the way in any way that we can.