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Joe Shaffner

Communications Manager

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Joe is thrilled to be making his third appearance at NTC and second year speaking at a session. He has over 15 years of experience in communications, marketing, client relations, partnership development, business development, project & process management, and team leadership. He leads the communications department at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Previously, he served as marketing manager of an international development consulting firm.

With a master's degree in Public Relations & Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Joe has gained broad experience working with agencies, corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals aiming to grow capacity and develop capabilities.

Last year's session at NTC was "Disrupting Unconscious Bias As We Grow Our Brand," which was part of the marketing and communications track. This year's session is intended for leaders and mid-level managers. Previously, Joe took a Racial Justice training through Race Forward and spent a year engaging audiences on Facebook with posts on a range of privileges.