Erin A. Hennessy Joins TVP Communications as Vice President, Expands Agency’s Higher Education Focus


January 16, 2013, Washington, D.C.—Erin A. Hennessy has joined TVP Communications as vice president, bringing to the agency 20 years of communications experience and expertise in higher education policy, communication strategy, media outreach and crisis communication.


Hennessy most recently served as assistant vice president for public affairs and publishing at the American Council on Education, the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents nationwide. In this role, she served as a trusted advisor to the Council’s senior leadership, crafting strategic communications plans to promote and position ACE and its members in the public sphere.


“We are thrilled to have Erin join the TVP Communications team. Her passion for and understanding of the issues facing higher education will be a tremendous asset to our team and enhance the work we do for our client partners,” said Teresa Valerio Parrot, principal of TVP Communications. “Our agency’s focus on higher education makes us unique, and with Erin’s hiring, our industry expertise is unmatched.”


Prior to joining ACE, Hennessy served as press secretary for U.S. Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, as well as deputy chief of staff to two presidents of Drew University (NJ), Thomas H. Kean and Robert Weisbuch.


TVP Communications is a boutique public relations agency focused on higher education and related social issues—providing full-service support to clients that include public and private institutions, higher education foundations and associations, higher education service providers and other education-focused entities.