Daryl Richard appointed vice president for marketing and communications

November 12, 2019

Headshot photograph of Daryl Richard smiling, wearing a suit and red and blue striped tie

Daryl Richard has been appointed vice president for marketing and communications at Quinnipiac.

In his new role, Richard will serve on the president’s management committee and oversee integrated marketing communications, public affairs, public relations and the Quinnipiac Poll. He succeeds Lynn Bushnell, the former vice president for public affairs who retired from the university earlier this year.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join Quinnipiac and help build its brand and reputation,” Richard said.

“This is a university that’s helping define the future of higher education through a distinctive learning experience, as illustrated by its commitment to students and its top-rated faculty and staff," said Richard. "I look forward to elevating Quinnipiac’s stature as an innovative university that prepares students to be life-long learners and leaders.”

Richard comes to Quinnipiac from UnitedHealthcare, a Fortune 50 company where he was vice president for corporate communications. During his nearly 17-year tenure at the company, he helped craft the organization-wide narrative and brand platform, while also building and leading media and community relations, executive visibility, digital and social strategies, and issues advocacy. He recently spearheaded a research project with Harvard Medical School culminating in a provocative white paper on value-based health care and its implications for the quality of U.S. health care. In previous roles with the company, Richard also managed internal communications and launched its first-ever corporate magazine.

Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Richard worked at Weber Shandwick, providing counsel to clients ranging from government agencies to technology startups and Fortune 100 companies. He also has served as director of communications for a nonprofit association. A graduate of Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Richard also has worked as a reporter for Congress Daily, Time and the Hartford Courant.

“Daryl comes to Quinnipiac with a stellar record across all facets of public relations, marketing and communications,” President Olian said.

“We look forward to Daryl’s vision and leadership in further extending the visibility and stature of Quinnipiac University.

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