Denise Gray-Felder

Denise Gray-Felder

President, Communication for Social Change Consortium


Denise Gray-Felder is the founding president of the global nonprofit Communication for Social Change Consortium. Before launching the Consortium, Ms. Gray-Felder was vice president of administration and communication for the Rockefeller Foundation for nine years, where she oversaw budgets exceeding $200 million for work in communication and policy, research and learning, and more. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation she worked for 16 years in AT&T public relations.

While on hiatus from the New Jersey-based Consortium from 2014 to 2018, Ms. Gray-Felder served as the chief communications officer of Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan. Under her leadership, Michigan Medicine achieved the #5 ranking from the U.S. News Hospital Rankings and Rating.

Ms. Gray-Felder is a former president of the Public Relations Society of America Foundation and recipient of a Spirit of Detroit Award. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism with highest honors from the University of Michigan.