Michael Armini is the senior vice president for external affairs at Northeastern University, where he oversees the departments of marketing, communications, and government relations. Armini also serves as a member of the university’s senior leadership team and as an advisor to the president, particularly on issues with external visibility or impact.
Prior to joining Northeastern in October 2008, Armini spent 10 years in senior positions at Harvard University, most notably as assistant dean for communications at Harvard Law School.
Armini began his career in the political arena, serving as the chief spokesperson for elected officials and candidates on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill. He is a veteran of five political campaigns, including those for U.S. Congress and Governor of Massachusetts. In addition to his experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Armini worked as a corporate communications specialist for a Boston-based public relations firm.
Armini has lectured on public relations and the media at several Boston-area universities, and at communications conferences around the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in communications from Emerson College.
Armini is married with two children and lives on Boston’s North Shore. An amateur endurance athlete, he has competed in more than a dozen triathlons in recent years, including Ironman Mont-Tremblant.