MDB Communications, Inc., announced the appointment of Clare Flannery as Director of Public Relations and Media Strategy. Flannery, who has significant experience as a public relations and media professional, will lead MDB’s PR practice.
“Over the last five years, clients and prospects have increasingly come to us for fully integrated communications programs that include solid PR components,” said Cary Hatch, CEO, MDB. “Clare’s appointment demonstrates MDB’s commitment to providing our clients with the best talent available.”
Prior to joining MDB, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, Flannery was a Principal with the Dewey Square Group. There she worked with the team to create and execute comprehensive and creative communication strategies that helped clients across various sectors and issue areas achieve their immediate and long term goals.
Before joining DSG, Clare gained extensive communication experience working in the U.S. Senate. She worked for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson in various roles, including as press secretary for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. She also served in U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s personal press office, assisted with his 2012 re-election campaign, and worked in the press office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Clare is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a B.A. in English and was a member of the nationally-ranked University of Michigan Women’s Gymnastics team. While at Michigan, she was an Academic All-American and won three Big Ten Championships with her team.