Senior Vice President
Hugh Drummond is a senior vice president in the communications practice at O’Neill and Associates. He leads client accounts requiring strategic communications, crisis planning and response, public relations campaigns, and thought leadership. Mr. Drummond frequently works with clients in the aviation/transportation, financial services, higher education, hospitality, and nonprofit sectors where he helps them navigate complex communications issues, plan for and manage crisis situations, handle media, create PR campaigns, position executives, and develop op-eds, social-digital content, speeches, and other materials. He applies career experience from the corporate sector, nonprofits, the United States Senate, and national political campaigns.
Mr. Drummond also oversees marketing for O’Neill and Associates. In this senior management role, he plans and implements strategies to support business development and increase brand awareness for the company’s practice areas of public relations, crisis communications, digital-social engagement, and government affairs. He manages the company e-newsletter, website and social platforms, and participates in the company’s weekly podcast.
Before joining O’Neill and Associates, Mr. Drummond led communications, marketing and state relations for the American Red Cross in Massachusetts. He was Red Cross media spokesperson during numerous disaster relief operations, including Hurricane Katrina, the Danvers, Massachusetts chemical plant explosion, and several major fires and weather emergencies. A member of Red Cross rapid response team, he managed Red Cross crisis planning for the 2004 Democratic National Convention and at several multi-agency preparedness drills.
Mr. Drummond worked in New Jersey and Washington, DC as a senior aide to former United States Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ). He also led scheduling and advance operations for Senator Bradley’s presidential campaign. He was deputy campaign manager for Massachusetts State Senator Warren Tolman’s gubernatorial bid.
Mr. Drummond held corporate public relations roles in Silicon Valley and Seattle for technology companies, including NAVTEQ and Amdahl Corporation. He is a graduate of DeSales University and a 2004 Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
You can reach Mr. Drummond at 617-646-1083.