Marisa Quinn

Marisa A. Quinn brings a depth of experience in the public and non-profit sectors, focusing primarily on working with leaders in higher education at the intersection of strategy, public affairs, policy development, strategic planning and communications. Before joining PRG in 2023 as a senior associate, she spent 22 years at Brown University. While there, she served in a variety of roles that supported the effective leadership of the University’s most senior officers, including as assistant to President Ruth J. Simmons, vice president for public affairs and university, and most recently as chief of staff to Provost Richard M. Locke.

Marisa began her career as a legislative aide to US Senator Claiborne Pell on the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and the Humanities.  She subsequently served as policy advisor to New Jersey Governor James J. Florio, public affairs specialist at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and chief of communications and public information at the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a master’s degree from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.  Appointed in 2015 by Governor Gina Raimondo, Marisa currently serves as chair of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission; she also is a member of the Board of Directors for Trinity Repertory Company.

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