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Owen Eagan

Senior Vice President, The Saint Consulting Group

Summary

Management Consultant & Communications Executive

Management consultant and communications executive offering significant experience advising Fortune 500 companies in the areas of media, public relations, and legislative issues. Visionary for high return, media opportunities and strategies that strengthen market position and enhance revenue growth. Exceptionally skilled in the development of communication strategies supporting advocacy efforts directed to legislative, regulatory, and public policy decision makers.

Professional Strengths Include:

Strategic Planning...Brand Management & Visibility...Media Relations

Community Affairs...Public Policy...B2C, B2B and B2G Interaction

Business, Market & Economic Analysis

Work History

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING ASSIGNMENTS

Senior Vice President, Eastern Division, The Saint Consulting Group

  • Managed team of consultants in the eastern division which included the development of project assessments, strategic plans, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Advised Fortune 500 companies on communications strategies for entitlement of controversial real estate development projects.
  • Developed campaign plans for education and outreach to key external stakeholders regarding the merits of clients’ projects using state-of-the-art and company-pioneered advocacy tools.
  • Won many controversial land use projects for clients while enhancing clients’ brand reputation.
  • Worked on more than 50 land use projects in 14 states.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL ASSIGNMENTS

Communications Director, Senator Mark Montigny, Chairman, Senate Committee on Ways and Means

  • Directed communications with media for Senator and committee. The committee is responsible for reviewing all legislation having a fiscal impact on the commonwealth, and for shaping the state’s nearly $40 billion annual budget.
  • Established press protocol. Developed press strategy. Organized press conferences, press availabilities and editorial boards.Planned special events and hearings.

Communications Director/Associate Policy Director, Senator Stan Rosenberg, Chairman, Senate Committee on Ways and Means

  • Directed communications with media for Senator and committee (see above). Researched, analyzed and recommended public policy initiatives for Senator’s and committee’s consideration.

Deputy Political Director, The Patricia McGovern Committee, Campaign for Governor

  • Assisted in all aspects of political decision-making and implementation of campaign strategy through every phase of campaign including but not limited to announcement, message development, communications, opposition research, signature drive, convention, scheduling, field, and debate preparation.
  • Served as intermediary between Political Director and various elected officials, consultants et al.

Staff Director, Senator John D. O’Brien, Chairman, Joint Committee on Housing and Urban Development; Chair, Special Committee on Electric Utility Restructuring

  • Consulted and advised Senator on all legislative matters. Directed communications with media. Coordinated staff operation.

Director of Legislative Services, Representative Joan M. Menard, Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party

  • Consulted and advised Representative on all legislative matters. Reviewed and researched all governmental fiscal and policy initiatives. Served as office legislative liaison. Assisted in communications with media concerning legislative business.

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

Emerson College, Adjunct Faculty Member (Fall 2011-Spring 2014), Executive-in-Residence (Fall 2014 - Present)

  • Served as instructor for Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Communication Theory, Crisis Communication, Non-Electoral Issue Advocacy, Public Affairs and Undergraduate and Graduate Capstone courses at Emerson College, the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to the study of communication and the performing arts.
  • Developed Oscar buzz panel discussion at Emerson LA featuring entertainment industry leaders discussing the strategies and tactics used to promote movie success.
  • Conducted two studies that were published in the International Business Times, which delivers news to an audience of over 55 million people every month.
  • Conducted annual surveys on the effectiveness of Super Bowl ads which resulted in an article in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Developed model for evaluating the elements of crises with graduate students and presented findings while leading panel discussion entitled "Era of Crisis: Insight from the Experts" at Emerson College.

CAREER HISTORY

The Saint Consulting Group, Boston, MA, May 2003–Present

Management Consultant

Emerson College, Boston, MA, September 2011–Present

Adjunct Faculty Member, September 2011-May 2014

Term Faculty Member, September 2014-Present

Eagan & Associates, Boston, MA, April 2002–April 2003

Communications Consultant

Corrigan Communications, Newton, MA, April 2000–April 2002

Communications Consultant

domania.com (a CMGI@Ventures company), December 1999–August 2000

Marketing Communications Manager

Senator Mark Montigny, Chairman, Senate Committee on Ways and Means, January 1999–December 1999

Communications Director

Senator Stan Rosenberg, Chairman, Senate Committee on Ways and Means, November 1998–January 1999

Communications Director/Associate Policy Director

The Patricia McGovern Committee, Campaign for Governor, October 1997–September 1998

Deputy Political Director

Senator John D. O’Brien, Chair, Joint Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Special Committee on Electric Utility Restructuring, April 1997 –October 1997

Staff Director

Representative Joan M. Menard, Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party, March 1995–April 1997

Director of Legislative Services

Education

MBA

Graziadio Graduate School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA (2010)

MA, Political Communication

Emerson College, Boston, MA (1997)

BA, Sociology

Clark University, Worcester, MA (1990)

References

John Rehfeld (Professional)

Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Executive MBA Program

Pepperdine University

858-793-2583

See his full profile at www.johnrehfeld.com.

Brian Uy (Professional)

Board Member

Honolulu Rail Transit Campaign

808-523-0969

Patricia McGovern (Professional)

Senior Vice President, Corporate & Community Affairs

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

617-667-7323

Vin Loporchio (Personal)

Senior Vice President

Investor Relations

Fidelity Investments

617-710-5236