Helene Solomon established Solomon McCown & Company (SM&) 12 years ago with a distinct vision to serve a mix of mission-focused clients from the corporate, non-profit and public sectors that could comfortably co-exist and share synergies. Today, under her leadership, the firm is proud to represent a broad range of enterprises that do exactly what she envisioned.
Helene is active in Greater Boston community affairs, serving on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Institute, Building Impact and the Massachusetts Health Council. Helene is on the Board of Advisors for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, a Gavel member of NAIOP Massachusetts and a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Land Institute. She previously served for many years on the Executive Committee of the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, and as Chair of the Town of Brookline’s Transportation Board. 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 Lowell Richards Award from the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership for her numerous contribution in the field of affordable housing. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Abigail Adams Award, which recognized her longstanding support of women and the community. She is a lifetime member of The Publicity Club of New England, having twice served as its president, and has been selected as a Crystal Bell Winner, which recognized her significant contributions to the field of public relations. She is also currently a member of the editorial board of PR News.