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Justin Saia

Justin Saia

Adjunct Instructor

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Other, PGDip, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (Strategy and Innovation)
MBA, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (Finance)
BA, Auburn University (Philosophy)

Justin P. Saia is a corporate affairs and communications executive based in Palo Alto, California. He has spent his career partnering with management teams and boards of directors of large and small companies guiding them through crises, navigating market disruptions, articulating their brand, and preserving their permission to operate.

Experience includes significant roles at the world's leading provider of stationary fuel cells, the world’s leading cyber security company, two Fortune Global 100 companies, a Wall Street management consultancy, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama. He is a past guest lecturer at Auburn University, College of William & Mary, and the University of San Francisco.

Research Topics

  • Building Organizational Capabilities
  • Re-shaping Business Models
  • Integrated Talent Management
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Crisis and Issues Management

• MBC 645: Strategic Management
• MBC 700: Consulting - Solving the World's Increasingly Complex Problems
• PRL 700: Strategic Communications

Awards and Honors

  • Advisory Council, Digital Marketing for Executives Program - California State University, Chico (2021)
  • Young Alumni Council - Auburn University Alumni Association (2020)
  • Board of Directors - NeedLink Nashville (2019)
  • MBA Advisory Board - Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University (2018)
  • Women in Business Advisory Committee - Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University (2018)
  • Judge, Big Apple Awards - Public Relations Society of America - NY (PRSA-NY) (2017)
  • Judge, Silver Anvil Awards - Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) (2017)
  • Young Professionals Advisory Board - Public Relations Society of America - NY (2017)
  • 15 Under 35 Honoree - Public Relations Society of America - NY (2016)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (2015)
  • 40 Under 40 Honoree - Nashville Business Journal (2014)