Helene Solomon

Senior Advisor

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BIOGRAPHY

Helene melds a track record of work for some of the most recognized brands in real estate, healthcare, and mission-focused non-profits with an understanding of issues that stem from her background in politics, the public sector, and board service.

Since 2003, when she founded Solomon McCown & Co., Helene has been passionate about addressing issues at the intersection of business and public policy. As Senior Advisor, working closely with entrepreneurs and CEOs, she has a unique ability to envision the communications strategies that achieve objectives and protect reputations.

Helene serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Health Council. Helene is on the Board of Advisors for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, and the Program Committee for NAIOP Massachusetts. She previously served for many years on the Executive Committee of the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, as Chair of the Town of Brookline’s Transportation Board, and on the Board of The Commonwealth Institute. She has also served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee at Boston University’s College of Communications, the Advisory Board of Boston Women Communicators and Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s Leadership Committee.

Helene has a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Boston University College of Communications and was inducted into YW Boston’s 2014 Academy of Women Achievers. She was honored in 2015 with The Lowell Richards Award from the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership for her numerous contributions in the field of affordable housing and named a 2016 Woman of FIRE by Banker & Tradesman. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Abigail Adams Award, recognizing her longstanding support of women and the community. She is a lifetime member of The PR Club of New England, having twice served as its president, and was selected as a Crystal Bell Winner, recognizing her significant contributions to the field of public relations. She is a member of the editorial board of PR News. Helene has a master’s degree in communications/public affairs journalism from The American University and a bachelor’s degree in public communication from Boston University.  She divides her time between Boston and New York City.

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