OTZ Engagement Lead
Samuel Harp is Vice President of Advancement and Chief Marketing Officer for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Prior to assuming this position in October 2018, he served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he led efforts to develop and promote the School’s brand in connection with a seven-year fundraising campaign that raised more than $930 million against a $450 million goal. Before working at Harvard, Samuel worked in marketing, communications, and business development roles at technology startups in the United States, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He helped launch a new business line in the interactive division of sport marketing company IMG. And he managed customer relationships with well-known brands including Comcast, Nokia, Sony Music, Marvel, and Sony Pictures, among others. Over the course of his career, he has personally written and/or executed more than $100 million in successful fundraising proposals and led teams that have rapidly expanded earned media and content and social media marketing to reach monthly audiences in the tens of millions. Samuel began his career by launching a performing arts company in Taipei, Taiwan. He lived and worked in Asia for ten years before returning to live with his wife and two daughters in his hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Samuel leads public engagement efforts for the Ocean Twilight Zone program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.