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headshot_wgbhI am an experienced public relations and communications professional committed to innovation and authenticity in the organization I work for and and the PR strategies I employ. My expertise is in cause-focused communications, specifically for nonprofits, corporate social responsibility initiatives and social entrepreneurs.

Currently I manage media relations for several departments within WGBH Boston, one of the country’s leading public broadcasters and the largest producer of TV and web content for PBS. Prior to WGBH, I served as a senior account executive with SHIFT Communications, leading media relations for several technology companies, startups and nonprofits. I also served as the agency’s intern coordinator, recruiting and managing several classes of paid interns.

During my graduate studies, I worked as a graduate fellow with the public affairs agency APCO Worldwide in London and with the Cambridge Housing Authority in Cambridge, Mass. Before graduate school, I served for three years as the manager of communications and media relations with LIFT, a national anti-poverty nonprofit, directing a successful rebranding campaign and implementing strategies for internal communications, press outreach, social media, digital and print publications and celebrity engagement. I was selected as a panelist at the Center for Nonprofit Success’s 2011 Washington DC Social Media Summit and was formerly a member of Washington Women in Communications.

I received a B.A. in English and Spanish from Providence College in 2007, and completed a M.S. in Public Relations at Boston University in 2012. I currently live and work in Boston, where I enjoy all things outdoors, eating my way through the city, thrifting, travel and roadtrips and finding new ways to feed my inner adrenaline junkie.

Contact Me:

colleencflynn(at)gmail(dot)com

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