A vice president in O’Neill and Associates’ communications practice, Suzanne Morse brings a unique blend of communications experience and passionate interest centering on creating awareness for organizations and issues to both the general public and to targeted audiences. Ms. Morse has held public relations positions in government and several non-profits, where she integrated communications and public awareness campaigns with great success.
After starting her career as an intern in the White House Office of Media Affairs, Ms. Morse worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, coordinating constituent outreach and the resolution of issues between constituents, community organizations, and the federal government. She facilitated grants and appropriations for state-related projects in excess of $5 million.
She worked at both the Brookings Institution and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she designed and implemented media strategy for research findings for these influential organizations, which resulted in broad national media coverage.
Prior to coming to O’Neill and Associates, Ms. Morse was the communications manager for the Voice of the Faithful, a group formed in response to the crisis in the Catholic Church. While there, she oversaw the development of strategies and campaigns to create greater public awareness of the issues facing the Church, as well as promoting greater responsibility in the Catholic Church. These campaigns were instrumental to the growth of the fledgling organization and to healing in the Church.
She developed and oversaw both national and local public relations campaigns related to the organization’s position on the Church’s response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis; the closing of dozens of parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston; and became one of the key spokespersons nationally to comment on the papal transition in April 2005, appearing in national and local broadcast and print media outlets.
Ms. Morse holds a degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts where she was a Phi Beta Kappa and member of the national communications honor society, and a Masters degree in communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
You can reach Ms. Morse at 617-646-1020.