Senior Vice President
Nyree Wright is a senior vice president at Qorvis MSLGROUP and a top Washington public relations counselor with nearly two decades of marketing experience. She played a critical role helping to manage communications during the bankruptcy and recovery of the world’s largest automaker beginning in 2009. Additionally, she served on the crisis communications leadership team for a large utility and was onsite during Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. She also was one of the key counselors helping a major rubber manufacturer communicate its efforts in combating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa – the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Wright has a proven track record in crisis communications and in developing successful campaigns across various industries, including consumer, automotive, education, financial services, energy and telecommunications.
Wright was a vice president at The McGinn Group/TMG Strategies when it was acquired by MSLGROUP in 2007, and had taken on key roles in the agency’s crisis and corporate reputation accounts, including pharmaceutical and higher education entities, by the time she became part of Qorvis MSLGROUP in 2013. Wright had joined The McGinn Group in 2001 after working at Prudential Financial and Ogilvy PR. She began her career at The Rosen Group in New York, where she secured a position with the agency after interning with them through her Rutgers University PRSSA chapter.
Wright is a charter member of ColorComm, the premier organization for women of color in communications, and a member of the National Press Club (NPC). In 2016, she was appointed to the board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation. Her leadership is also shown through her 2009-2012 presidency of the Capital Press Club (CPC), the oldest African-American communications association in the nation. CPC was founded in 1944 as an African-American alternative to the NPC, which did not accept members of color at that time.
Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and master’s degree in integrated marketing from Seton Hall University.