Virginia Mackin

Principal - Grace & Stone Communications


Advisor Biography

Virginia Mackin is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 35 years of success across the financial services, energy, and diversified manufacturing industries. Leveraging extensive experience working with companies requiring reputation management or internal and external relationship building, she is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking to improve stakeholder engagement. Her broad areas of expertise include consulting, crisis management, communications, change management, risk management, and M&A.

Throughout her executive career, Virginia has held leadership positions with Grace & Stone Communications, Ingersoll Rand, and Duke Energy Corporation.


September 2013 - June 2017

VP, Communications and Brand Management, Ingersoll Rand - Ingersoll Rand

  • Led communications, brand, and corporate digital presence for a global manufacturer of leading climate, transport, and industrial brands
  • Aligned communications, corporate and product brands while strengthening stakeholder awareness and transformed communications culture
  • Led strategic initiatives to improve company reputation and contributed to an unprecedented 14 point increase in employee engagement

August 2010 - August 2013

SVP, Corporate Communications, Duke Energy Corporation - Duke Energy Corporation

  • Led the design and implementation of the new corporate logo
  • Developed the footprint for the corporate advertising campaign to remind stakeholders of the critical value electric power provides
  • Re-vamped internal communication channels to allow for employee feedback and increased context around company decision

January 2018 -

Principal, Grace & Stone Communications - Grace & Stone Communications, LLC

  • Consulted with CEOs and executive leaders to build and improve communications function and effectiveness
  • Activated “Trust and Impact Framework” to align the value of communications with company culture, strategy, and performance
  • Improved transparency and trust to develop more powerful and authentic communication cultures and relationships