Senior Outreach Manager
Joy Hamilton has a real passion for public relations and it shows. Over 25 years, Ms. Hamilton has built a robust portfolio of successful public involvement campaigns across a spectrum of industries.
Over the past ten years, Ms. Hamilton has focused on strategic community engagement on two high-profile transportation projects in the State of Maryland. Most recently, as Construction Outreach Manager for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)/ Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Purple Line light rail project, she led a team of community liaisons and established a comprehensive community engagement process for Purple Line.
As a public outreach manager for Maryland’s Intercounty Connector (MD200/ICC)-Contract B, she led community outreach for the design-build team. Ms. Hamilton received two awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to contractor and State of Maryland partnering efforts (2009 & 2010).
She has also launched successful communications initiatives for the American Red Cross, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
Joy is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Black Public Relations Society of DC (BPRS-DC). She and her husband live in Bowie, MD with their two young sons. She spends her free time nurturing her flower garden and enjoying live music.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Howard University – 1993