Strategic Communication, Media and Public Relations, Crisis Management
Following network assignments in Washington D.C., Manhattan, and Houston, Ms. Fifield spent three years in Rome, where she was a producer for CNN’s Headline News. She has extensive working relationships with broadcast and print journalists and commentators nationally.
Ms. Fifield began her career in political communications as a press aide in the presidential campaign of Senator George McGovern. She was also press secretary to Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Thomas P. O’Neill III during his successful bid for office, and to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis upon his election to office. Subsequently, she was assistant press secretary to presidential candidate Jimmy Carter.
She was Director of Public Relations for Roone Arledge and the newly re-vamped ABC News, where she devised and oversaw public introduction of such programs as World News Tonight, 20/20, Nightline, and This Week With David Brinkley. She then was a network news producer for a decade, shaping programming for many of the shows she had earlier publicized.
as Director of Marketing and External Affairs for Boston’s Artery Business
Committee (an organization of the city’s top 50 CEOs), Ms. Fifield joined
ML Strategies, the public policy subsidiary of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,
Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where she developed and managed crisis communications
strategies for that firm’s clients. She also directed the successful “Yes
On 5” Initiative Petition Campaign, which eliminated Massachusetts’ antiquated
Blue Laws governing retail openings and closings.
He has been recognized as one of Boston's most effective and successful public relations specialists by Boston Magazine, The Boston Business Journal, and Boston Business Forward. Before forming Howell Communications, he served as campaign manager to Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld's successful reelection effort, engineering the largest gubernatorial victory in modern Massachusetts political history.
From 1991 to
1993, Mr. Howell served as the Governor's Press Secretary and Communications
Director. In that capacity, he was the Governor's chief spokesman and media
advisor, coordinated public communications from all cabinet secretariats
and subordinate agencies, and handled the national and international media
during gubernatorial trips around the US and abroad.
A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Howell taught "Persuasion and Public Opinion" at BU's College of Communications and “The Nuts and Bolts of Political Campaigns (or 101 Uses for Duct Tape)” at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
He is the sponsor,
with WordsWorth Books and former congressman Chester G. Atkins, of a series
of bipartisan public policy discussions featuring the authors of important
new books. His written commentaries have appeared in publications including
The Boston Globe.
As an attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Joyce until February 2001, Ms. Consalvo developed and implemented government affairs strategies for companies from the telecommunications, energy, financial services, manufacturing and health care industries.
1997 until March 1998, she was the Legislative Director for the 5,000-member
Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Prior to that, she was Associate
Director of State Relations for Northeastern University.
of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, she has also worked
on several Boston and statewide political campaigns, including those of
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Information on our other Associates to follow.