Michal Regunberg is a senior communications executive with
experience in health care, government, politics, academia and the
media, and has a successful track record in public relations,
issues management and government and community relations.
She heads up the SM& health care practice and is also a key
member of the issues management team.
Prior to joining Solomon McCown & Company, Michal was the
Senior Vice President for communications for the Massachusetts
Hospital Association, where she designed a major statewide campaign
to inform the public about the state's health reform law and
oversaw the successful rollout of a major quality and safety
initiative by all the hospitals in the Commonwealth.
Michal previously served as the vice president for public affairs
at Brandeis University for almost 10 years. She revitalized the
communications office at Brandeis and built it into a dynamic
public affairs operation by attracting new talent and refocusing
staff efforts to better position the institution. She created
several innovations that enhanced the public relations effort,
including overseeing the development and design of the university
Web site and creating a newsletter highlighting the scientific
prowess of the institution.
Before joining Brandeis, she had a career in government, politics,
and the media. She served as press secretary for Boston University
President John Silber, during his 1990 gubernatorial campaign, and
as communications director for the Massachusetts Department of
Public Welfare, where she helped position Employment and Training
and Health Choices during the presidential campaign of Governor
Michael Dukakis. She established a public relations consulting firm
that handled all aspects of communications for a variety of
mission-driven organizations. She also been an award-winning
journalist in the investigative unit at WCVB-TV, editorial director
of WEEI/CBS radio, and a reporter at The Springfield
Republican and understands the media from the inside and
Michal has also been an adjunct lecturer at both Boston
University's College of Communication and Brandeis University,
where she taught the course "Race, Gender and the Media."
She has a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, a master's
in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's in public
administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School.