Matthew Gianino

Director of Communications


  • B.A., Theatre, University of Massachusetts
  • M.B.A., Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, in progress

Professional Background
As Director of Communications at the Institute on Disability, Matthew Gianino develops and manages the execution of the organization's communications plan including dissemination, advertising, outreach, promotion, social media, media relations, and public relations activities. He works regularly with the IOD's 40+ grants and programs in order to address their unique communications needs. Matt also oversees the organization's technology, eCommerce, events, web development, and eLearning capacities and infrastructure.

With a focus on brand management, capacity building, and accessibility, Matt has developed numerous standards, procedures, and policies that reflect best practice in order to ensure the reach and impact of the IOD continues to grow and communications are consistently high quality and support the goals and mission of the organization.

In addition to serving as the Executive Director of a performing arts venue, prior to joining the IOD in 2006 Matt spent nine years in various leadership roles where his focus was on relationship building and the development and execution of marketing and communications strategies for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He co-chairs the University of New Hampshire Communicators Network and has presented at several national conferences on communications strategy. Matt has a bachelor's degree in Theatre from the University of Massachusetts and is currently pursuing an MBA.


Lecture Description The Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series is an annual public lecture series which recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media, written and visual, to create an understanding of the experience of disability, as well as the community's collective responsibility to embrace diversity.

Matthew Gianino
Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824