Paul Quirk, Senior Director of Communications

Paul believes in the power of communications to help create a better world and has spent his career telling the stories that are often left untold. He joined DIAL in January 2017 as Director of Communications, after consulting with the team in the fall of 2016. He brings 20 years of strategic communications experience, working on behalf of association, foundation, government and non profit clients both in the United States and internationally.

Before joining DIAL, Paul led his own strategic communications consulting practice focused on health and global development, working with the TB Alliance, PATH, the Kennedy Forum and other clients to advance their missions to improve people’s health and well-being. Prior to that, Paul was a Vice President at GMMB, where he led domestic and international work, including projects with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to address racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S. healthcare system, and with the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE) and PATH on their global efforts to promote available solutions to prevent the leading killers of children under 5, pneumococcal pneumonia and diarrheal disease.

Paul started his career at Widmeyer Communications to support the National Science Foundation’s Model Institutions for Excellence program which aimed to increase the number of blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans who pursued science, technology, engineering and math degrees. He holds a B.A. in political science with an international business minor from Oklahoma State University.