MSLGROUP’s Glenn Osaki Appointed to Board of Advisors for University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Public Relations

Glenn Osaki, MSLGROUP


Shanghai, 3rd February 2016: Glenn Osaki, Asia President at Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement company, MSLGROUP, is appointed to the Board of Advisors for the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg Center for Public Relations (CPR), a think tank that connects the school and its students with the $14 billion global PR industry.

The PR Center’s 16-member Board of Advisors is a who’s-who roster of industry-leading communications professionals from the agency and corporate world, including high ranking leaders from Starbucks Coffee Company, Nintendo of America Inc., Las Vegas Sands Corp., Chevron Corporation and many more.

Of his appointment, Glenn Osaki said “I am very honored to have been appointed to the Board of Advisors for the USC Annenberg Public Relations Center. The new board brings in the industry’s most seasoned and respected communication leaders and I look forward to working with this extraordinary group to connect businesses, agencies, academics and students to define the future of communications as well as its next leaders.”

“On top of being one of the most renowned and respected PR-leaders in the world, Glenn Osaki also brings in a global perspective after having worked for the past decade in Asia following two decades in North America. His insight and experience will provide both width and depth to the board. We are proud and honored that Glenn Osaki accepted this position and we know he will make a difference both for the industry as well as for our students,” said Fred Cook, Director, USC Center for Public Relations.

Osaki holds an M.A. in public relations from USC’s School of Journalism, where he was awarded Outstanding Graduate.  A 29-year company veteran, Osaki now oversees MSLGROUP’s Asia operations, which include 33 owned offices and 1,500 employees.

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About the Center for Public Relations (CPR)

Housed within the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism the Center for Public Relations (CPR) is committed to advancing both the study and practice of public relations through research, education and innovation. CPR monitors emerging trends and technologies, analyzes state-of-the-art communication techniques across all media channels, and conducts leadership training for communications professionals as well as communications training for business leaders. For more information, please visit

About the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university in a global urban environment.