Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
Dwayne Doherty is a Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Rockefeller Group. He joined Rockefeller Group in 2012 after more than a decade leading strategic communications and marketing initiatives in New York and globally for Cushman & Wakefield, a subsidiary of the Rockefeller Group until 2007.
Mr. Doherty directs and oversees all corporate communications activities of the firm, including public relations, media relations and marketing communications. He has broad communications and marketing experience in the real estate and financial services industries. At Cushman & Wakefield from 2001 to 2012, Mr. Doherty rose in responsibility to become a senior managing director of Global Corporate Communications. In that capacity he was responsible for a wide range of communications disciplines, including media relations, internal communications, crisis communications, advertising, and financial communications.
Prior to C&W, he was the sole public relations professional for The Reserve Funds, a New York-based mutual fund company, when assets under management more than doubled to $10 billion during his tenure. At the start of his career he worked for Corbett Associates Inc., a public relations and government affairs firm in Floral Park, N.Y., and he served as a freelance reporter for two newspapers owned by Gannett.
Mr. Doherty holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Journalism from Iona College, where from 2005 to 2014 he taught public relations and communications courses in the Department of Mass Communication – one of six mass communications programs in the State of New York accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
He is a Board Member of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, the largest post-acute pediatric healthcare facility in the nation, dedicated to caring for some of the most medically complex and resilient children in the New York metropolitan area.