Teresa Valerio Parrot is the founder and principal of TVP Communications, a public relations agency solely focused on higher education. Valerio Parrot helps higher education executives connect with new audiences, manage a crisis situation, build thought leadership awareness, and communicate institutional values. She is co-host of the Trusted Voices Podcast, co-editor of Call to Action for Inside Higher Ed, and has numerous bylines with national and higher education media.
Previously, Valerio Parrot served as senior vice president for Widmeyer Communications, vice president for Simpson Scarborough, and numerous positions with the University of Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver, and a PhD in higher education policy and leadership from Southern Methodist University. She holds an accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).