Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, justice, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. In Greek mythology, she is known as a warrior, choosing to fight for honorable reasons and was respected for her calm temperament.
Athena was also my mother’s middle name, and her personality reflected the qualities of Athena the goddess. Mom passed away in November 2016, but left a legacy of wisdom and strength I admire and hope to honor with my work.
I’m a proud, lifelong resident of Massachusetts, with 20 years’ experience as a communications professional. My expertise includes crisis management, strategic communication campaigns, project management, event planning and logistics, media and message training.
In 2016, I began consulting for a variety of clients, including the Boston Water and Sewer Commission and the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts. I offer crisis communications strategies for clients in emergency situations, and message training and executive coaching for long-term client initiatives.
Previously, I worked as senior vice president for CGPR, managing public relations strategies on all national outdoor, lifestyle accounts, including adidas Outdoor, W.L. Gore, and LifeStraw. In addition, I served as vice president for news operations/director of television relations at Regan Communications Group.
In my time as a journalist, I was the multi-platform planning manager at Fox 25 News, leading coverage of major news events and supervising segment producers and digital team. Prior to Fox 25 News, I worked as the assignment manager at New England Cable News. Throughout my career, I have witnessed and covered historical events such as the Boston Marathon bombings, the capture and trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., New England Patriots Super Bowl wins, Boston Red Sox World Series victories, and numerous state and national elections.
I graduated from Emerson College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Television News Production and serve as a member of the Board of Overseers for Salem State University since 2012.