Gainesville, Fla. – The Institute for Public Relations is thrilled to announce the addition of two new Trustees to its Board:

  • Mac Worsham, Chief Communications Officer, Deloitte US
  • Dominic Pendry, VP, Strategic Communications, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Mac Worsham

Mac is Chief Communications Officer of Deloitte US, the largest professional services organization in the United States with more than 100,000 professionals. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications with the world’s leading professional services organizations. Mac began his career with Deloitte in 2005, leading corporate communications across various areas of the organization. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mac held various communications and marketing leadership roles for EY, as well as earlier career roles in public affairs, marketing, municipal bond underwriting and trading, and as a US Senate legislative aide.

Mac is currently a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and serves on Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Board. Mac has also served as a longstanding advocate, member, and volunteer of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Human Rights Campaign, Out & Equal, and United Way of New York City.

Mac received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and a BBA in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. Mac lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Follow Mac on Twitter @MacWorsham

Dominic Pendry

Dominic heads corporate communications for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.  He is a strategic advisor to the CEO and executive team and leads external and internal communications across the business and its retail brands. His role includes reputation management, corporate brand development, purpose communications, crisis and issues management, as well as ongoing public relations.

Dominic joined the company after several years working for PR agencies, including Edelman and FleishmanHillard.  His agency career included several years leading public affairs, financial services, crisis and corporate communication agency practices in London and New York.  He has acted as a senior advisor to a variety of Fortune 500 and equivalent companies globally, including Diageo, Shell, Microsoft, AB InBev, Saudi Aramco, Western Union, S&P Global and others.

Prior to this, Dominic was Head of Communications at Network Rail, where he led a team responsible for winning and then helping to execute the multi-billion dollar transformation program of Britain’s railways.  He began his career as a lobbyist, where he specialized in legislative affairs, policy development and political engagement for a variety of companies in highly regulated industries.   Dominic holds an Executive MBA from CASS Business School, London, and a degree in Politics from Newcastle University. Follow Dominic on Twitter @DominicPendry

About the Institute for Public Relations
Founded in 1956, the Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™. IPR creates, curates, and promotes research and initiatives that empower professionals with actionable insights and intelligence they can put to immediate use.  IPR predicts and analyzes global factors transforming the profession, and amplifies and engages the professional globally through thought leadership and programming. All research is available free at and provides the basis for IPR’s professional conferences and events.


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Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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