Rich Ferraro, Chief Communications Officer

Rich recently returned to GLAAD after serving as a Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Viacom. During his time at Viacom he worked on MTV’s 2016 election campaign which drew attention to issues including immigration, LGBTQ equality, and racial justice. He launched Logo’s LGBTQ public affairs department and led press strategy for MTV and Logo documentaries, campaigns and shows. In 2015, he received a Daytime Emmy Award as part of the team behind MTV and Logo documentary “Laverne Cox Presents:  The T Word.” Prior to Viacom, Ferraro spent over six years enhancing and growing GLAAD’s communications and programs departments. He launched GLAAD’s Spirit Day campaign and oversaw media strategy and advocacy for winning work on issues including marriage equality, transgender inclusion in the Miss Universe pageant, the expansion of gender options on Facebook, and the campaign to end the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts.

Rich oversees GLAAD’s Communications department as well as GLAAD’s News & Rapid Response, Talent Relations, Digital, Social, and Creative departments. His team also leads the selection process for the GLAAD Media Award nominees, honorees, and award recipients.

He is a graduate of The George Washington University and a proud native of NYC.