Vice President, Communications & External Relations
With more than 12 years’ experience in public and media relations, Daria L. Hall is our Vice President of Communications and External Relations. As a leader of our Communications Department, she leads strategy on content, media, external relations and digital engagement.
Daria joins us from Rubenstein Associates in NYC, where she was a vice president in the Corporate & Legal Practice. While there, she also chaired the firm’s Community Relations Committee in which she coordinated all service initiatives for the employees of the firm. In this capacity, she worked with several non-profit organizations, including Year Up, City Harvest, Volunteers of America and New York Cares.
Previously, at PR boutique Walek & Associates, Daria managed media relations activities for various professional service accounts. Prior to that, she spent a few years as the media relations coordinator at international law firm Cleary Gottlieb, and was an assistant in the Brand Marketing Practice at Burson-Marsteller. Early in her career, she held communications positions in city and federal government.
Daria is a graduate of Coro Leadership New York and the Council of Urban Professionals Fellows programs, which both focus on public policy and civic leadership. She is currently on the board of Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, and has served as the Community Vice President of the Junior League of Brooklyn. Among other recent volunteer roles, she partnered with PENCIL to launch a pilot program to provide middle school students in East Harlem with a stronger foundation in social and business skills for the 21st century.
Daria earned an Executive M.P.A. degree from Baruch College, a City University of New York. She also has a M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in English from New York University and Spelman College, respectively. A native Washingtonian, she is a proud graduate of D.C. public schools.