My brain works fast. Interestingly, so does my mouth…so it is entirely possible for me to listen to a conversation, have an idea, and share an insight almost simultaneously. I think they call that multitasking. I help my clients by focusing on connections…how they reach their audiences, how their audiences reach them, how my teams and I can facilitate those interactions. I’ve helped my clients grow and sell companies, acquire firms, improve valuation/stock price, gain market share, manage crises, perfect presentation skills, launch products and the list goes on.
When I’m not working directly with clients, I’m growing Castle—developing partnerships, identifying marketing opportunities and building new client relationships. And when I’m not doing that, I am serving on the board of directors for The Center for Women and Enterprise, March of Dimes and Progressive Business Leaders Network. I am especially proud to be state board chair for the March of Dimes.
PR is all about 3rd party credibility - so I must share some of our own accolades. I've been honored to have won the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurship, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council Business Enterprise Star Award and the Center for Women and Enterprise Rising Star Award. I was also named a Boston Business journal "40 under 40" (although I would no longer be eligible!). I've had the privilege of being a speaker for the Boston Business Journal, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Smaller Business Association of New England, Center for Women and Enterprise, many higher education institutions and PR industry organizations.
I serve on the Women’s Advisory Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, on the WGBH Corporate Executive Council, where I also co-chair business development, and I was recently appointed to the Boston College Chief Executives Club Board of Governors. I’m also Castle’s point person for our Public Relations Global Network—interacting almost daily with my “sister” (and “brother”) agency principals in every major media market.
When I’m not doing that? You might find me with my husband, rooting on my son or daughter at a hockey rink, gymnastics meet, baseball or lacrosse field, or walking my Wheaten Terrier. My favorite place to be is the beach - any beach with a great book and great company. What else do you want to know? Before Wendy and I founded Castle in 1996, I held in-house marketing positions at KPMG, Lesley University and the Massachusetts Bar Association, and was an executive at IQ&J, a premier Boston agency. I’ve worked on everything from pita chips to online travel to medical imaging to student lending. I grew up in Brookline, Mass. and am a proud alumna of UMass Amherst. Let me know if you have any questions.