Matthew Gianino

Institute on Disability / UCED
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824-3595
Phone: 603-862-2300
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Last Updated: June 23, 2017

Matthew Gianino

Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Information/Dissemination
Discipline(s): Director of Communications
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Strategic Communications, marketing, dissemination, social media strategy, media relations, non-profit leadership, public speaking, publication accessibility, media production


As Director of Communications at the Institute on Disability, Matt develops and manages the execution of the organization's communications plan including dissemination, advertising, outreach, promotion, social media, media relations, and public relations activities. He works regularly with the IOD's 40+ grants and programs in order to address their unique communications needs and also oversees the organization's technology, eCommerce, events, web development, and eLearning capacities and infrastructure.

With a focus on brand management, capacity building, and accessibility, Matt has developed numerous standards, procedures, and policies that reflect best practice in order to ensure the reach and impact of the IOD continues to grow and communications are consistently high quality and support the goals and mission of the organization.

In addition to serving as the Executive Director of a performing arts venue, prior to joining the IOD in 2006 Matt spent nine years in various leadership roles where his focus was on relationship building and the development and execution of marketing and communications strategies for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He co-chairs the University of New Hampshire Communicators Network and has presented at several national conferences on communications strategy. Matt has a bachelor's degree in Theatre from the University of Massachusetts and is currently pursuing an MBA.