Solomon McCown, a national public
relations firm specializing in strategic communications, media
relations, public affairs, and crisis management, today announced
the appointment of Ed Cafasso as Senior Vice President. Cafasso offers more than a quarter century of
corporate communications and reputation management expertise with a
deep portfolio of issues and crisis management, health care, higher education, social
responsibility, community relations and public affairs work. His proven skills have
made him a trusted advisor to top executives at public, private and
"Ed is a respected veteran who brings
a compelling mix of agency, corporate, public sector and journalism
experience," said Ashley McCown, President of Solomon McCown.
"His proven skills in messaging, stakeholder engagement and social
media integration have made him a trusted advisor to public,
private and non-profit brands in Massachusetts and nationally.
We're pleased to have him join our management team and to work
across a range of clients."
He most recently served as senior vice
president and director of corporate communications for Sovereign
Cafasso served for five years as
managing director of MSL Boston, where he led the agency's
corporate practice, helping enterprises with executive and brand
positioning, citizenship initiatives, regulatory scrutiny, mergers
and acquisitions, labor relations, government affairs, and
"I consider Solomon McCown the best
independent, full service agency in New England," Cafasso said.
"I'm excited to join a respected executive team and staff known for
delivering top quality work, expert counsel and constant energy and
His experience includes five years as
director of communications for the Office of the Massachusetts
Attorney General, and for 11 years as a reporter and editor,
covering national and international breaking news, as well as
political beats in Boston City Hall, the Massachusetts State House
and the White House.
He holds a degree in journalism from
Boston University and is an editorial advisor and frequent
contributor to Public Relations Strategist
About Solomon McCown
McCown & Company (SM&) provides strategic communications,
public affairs and crisis management services to local, regional
and national companies and mission-focused organizations. We
leverage all of our assets -- passion, experience, flexibility,
unique perspectives, vast networks, and determination -- to help
clients achieve the definition, recognition and protection they
need to meet their goals.
Since its founding in 2003, SM&
has earned its place among the top public relations firms with
award-winning (63 to be exact) work on behalf of some of the most
renowned and forward thinking enterprises in the region and