Hugh Drummond

Senior Vice President

Hugh Drummond is a senior vice president and head of marketing for O’Neill and Associates. In this senior leadership role, Mr. Drummond is responsible for planning and implementing marketing initiatives across all of the company’s practice areas, including public relations, crisis communications, federal and state government affairs, and community relations. He focuses on strategies to support business development and increase brand awareness for the firm’s professionals and services. This includes positioning company executives, content marketing, social/digital engagement, internal communications, company advertising and events.

Mr. Drummond has been a member of the public relations practice at O’Neill and Associates since 2007. He provides strategic communications, crisis communications, and public relations services for clients across several sectors, including aviation/transportation, community nonprofits, financial services, higher education, hospitality, and technology. In these areas he develops compelling messages and PR campaigns, helps clients navigate complex communications issues and crisis matters, and utilizes a wide-range of communication tools to engage stakeholders and achieve results. His client work draws on career experience in the corporate sector, nonprofit services, the United States Senate, and on state and national political campaigns.

Previously, Mr. Drummond was director of communications, marketing and state relations for the Massachusetts American Red Cross. He was a spokesperson at numerous Red Cross disaster relief operations, including Hurricane Katrina, the Danvers (MA) chemical plant explosion, and several major fires and weather-related emergencies. He also managed Red Cross crisis planning for the 2004 Democratic National Convention and for several multi-agency response drills. He was a member of the Red Cross rapid response PR team.

Mr. Drummond served as a long-time personal aide to U.S. Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey and led scheduling and advance operations for Senator Bradley’s presidential campaign in 2000. He was deputy campaign manager for Massachusetts State Senator Warren Tolman’s 2002 bid for governor. Mr. Drummond also held corporate relations and public relations roles in Silicon Valley and Seattle for technology companies, including NAVTEQ and Amdahl Corporation.

He is a graduate of DeSales University in Pennsylvania and was an Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

You can reach Mr. Drummond at 617-646-1083.