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Michael Meehan

Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

President & CEO, VennSquared Communications and Governor, Broadcasting Board of Governors.

President & CEO, VennSquared Communications and Governor, Broadcasting Board of Governors.

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Broadcasting Board of Governors
media matters
VennSquared Communications
Luther Pendragon
John Kerry for President
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee


President & CEO VennSquared Communications July 2011 - present
Governor Broadcasting Board of Governors June 2010 - present
President Meehan Strategies January 2007 - present
President Blue LIne Strategic Communications, Inc. April 2009 - August 2011
Senior Vice President Virilion January 2008 - March 2011
Girls Head Basketball Coach Alexandria Country Day School 2007 - 2010
Communications Director Citizens for Alan Khazei September 2009 - December 2009
President BGR Public Relations, LLC March 2008 - July 2009
Chief of Staff U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) January 2005 - January 2008
Chief Strategist Cantwell 2006 January 2005 - November 2006
Senior Advisor John Kerry for President November 2003 - November 2004
Vice President NARAL Pro-Choice America 2003 - 2003
Senior Counselor & Director Message and Polling Democratic National Committee 2001 - 2003
National Political Director Office of Senator Tom Daschle/Office of Democratic Leader 1997 - 2003
Senior Advisor; Political Director for Democratic Leader Daschle Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 1997 - 2001
Communications Director John Kerry for US Senate 1995 - 1997
Communications Director U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Washington D.C. 1995 - 1995
Communications Director Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee January 1993 - January 1995
Communications Director U.S. Rep. John W. Olver May 1991 - January 1993
Massachusetts Press Secretary U.S. Senator John Kerry 1989 - 1991
KY press secretary Dukakis/Bentsen Presidential Campaign 1988 - 1988


Bates College Political Science; education 1982 - 1986
American University Washington Semester 1985 - 1985

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Jonathan Symonds
We worked together
Michael is currently a great entrpreneur, having built several professional services and advisory businesses. His ability to "see" the path ... forward is extraordinary results in what seems like effortless success - but it is not, it is the result of persistence, networking and hard work. Intelligent, hyper-connected and committed is a great way to describe him.
Kerry Symonds
We worked together at VennSquared Communications
Michael is a visionary thinker and is not afraid to try new things. He is motivated by and empowers discontinuous innovation and is a fast l ... earner. He has built and grown his own strategic communications business for over 5 years and is incredibly resourceful. Michael is the kind of person who changes the dynamic for the better in any room he is in. He also has many people who consider him a great friend because he has an extraordinary ability to connect authentically and deeply with others.
Harrison Dillon
We worked together  •  Co-founder of Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM). Previously a Board member, CEO, President, and CTO of Solazyme. PhD geneticist and patent attorney.
Michael is a great communicator, and a veteran of the DC inside the beltway community. He is the kind of guy everyone in town likes, and l ... ikes to work with.
Stephanie Silverman
We worked together
Michael has a superlative network of admirers who know what he's capable of - his contacts in politics and media are unrivaled, and he's exc ... eedingly business-minded about how to leverage them, both for his business' benefit and his clients'.
Heather J. Richman
We worked together  •  Consultant, SURGE Accelerator and Mentor, Greenstart. Stanford GSB grad. University of Arizona grad.
Michael is an excellent communicator. He takes messaging and goals and breaks them down into clear, concise and actionable pieces. He unde ... rstands the needs of startups and loves working with entrepreneurs. Michael is patient and brings a great dela of joy to the work that he does.
Dawn Sweeney
We worked together  •  CEO, National Restaurant Association and NRA's Educational Foundation. Previously Member, Board of Trustees, Save the Children.
Michael has real world experience with start up companies, early stage ventures and companies well on their way to success. He is connected ... in both the business and political realms and knows how to get things done as well as what can derail an otherwise successful venture.

Fran Mires
We worked together  •  Creator / Executive Producer, Middle East Broadcasting Networks and President, Options Unlimited, Inc.. Northwestern grad.
Successfully launched and managed several TV shows in the Middle East, this woman makes things happen.

Raina Kumra
We worked together at Broadcasting Board of Governors  •  CEO, Juggernaut Agency. Previously Director of Innovation, Broadcasting Board of Governors. Harvard grad.
Watching her work at the BBG, a long established govt agency, where she was charged to modernize the communications platform and be true to ... the mission, convinced me that whatever she sets her mind and energy to, she will achieve.