Glenn Osaki, Asia President at Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement company, MSLGROUP, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors for the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg Center for Public Relations (CPR), a think tank that connects the school and its students with the $14 billion global PR industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Glenn Osaki said, “I am very honoured to have been appointed to the Board of Advisors for the USC Annenberg Public Relations Center. The new board brings in the industry’s most seasoned and respected communication leaders and I look forward to working with this extraordinary group to connect businesses, agencies, academics and students to define the future of communications as well as it’s next leaders.”
The PR Center’s 16-member Board of Advisors is a who’s-who roster of industry-leading communications professionals from the agency and corporate world, including high ranking leaders from Starbucks Coffee Company, Nintendo of America Inc., Las Vegas Sands Corp., Chevron Corporation and many more.
“On top of being one of the most renowned and respected PR-leaders in the world, Glenn Osaki also brings in a global perspective after having worked for the past decade in Asia following two decades in North America. His insight and experience will provide both width and depth to the board. We are proud and honoured that Glenn Osaki accepted this position and we know he will make a difference both for the industry as well as for our students,” said Fred Cook, Director, USC Center for Public Relations.
Osaki holds masters in public relations from USC’s School of Journalism, where he was awarded Outstanding Graduate. A 29-year company veteran, Osaki now oversees MSLGROUP’s Asia operations, which include 33 owned offices and 1,500 employees.