Sean O’Leary is a talented communications professional with nearly two decades of experience in journalism, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining Susan Davis International as Vice President, he most recently served as Director for the Merritt Group, leading a practice for technology companies focused on working with federal, state and local governments, as well as the Department of Defense. He relies on his unique background across journalism, marketing, internal public relations and agency public affairs to develop stories and media narratives that appeal to the right audiences.
What You’ll Learn in this Episode
Sean O’Leary discusses his path into communications and PR. From journalism to crisis communications to technology PR, he shares his journey into the industry and what skills have helped him succeed. Sean also gives insight into living in Washington DC, advice for aspiring PR professionals, and how to navigate working from home during the pandemic. His lengthy experience and expertise provide relevant inspiration for those in the PR field.
In addition to talking with Sean, GVPRSSA’s VP of Programming Sam Stoddard joins us as the next guest for Meet the EBoard! Sam chats with us about her position and all the work that goes into communicating with potential guests and other EBoard members. In addition to her position, Sam shares her favorite PRSSA memories and advice for GVSU students!