Keynote Speaker: Michael O’Looney

The Marist Communication Department has its share of extremely successful alumni. Did you know one particular Marist alumnus is also an Emmy-nominated reporter, previous Deputy Commissioner for Public Information for the New York City Police Department and has overseen corporate communications in the Americas for Barclays PLC and for Merrill Lynch? We are extremely excited to have Michael O’Looney, current head of communications at Elliott Management Corporation, as the Marist PRSSA Regional Conference keynote speaker.

Michael began his career journey in broadcast journalism and was an Emmy-nominated reporter for WCBS Television and a correspondent for the CBS Evening News.  He covered a range of domestic and international stories including the terror attacks of September 11th, the death of John F. Kennedy Jr., the crash of TWA Flight 800 and a series of reports from Interpol on narcotics, weapons and human trafficking.  His career took a turn when he worked for the New York Police Department, followed by Merrill Lynch, and most recently with Barclays PLC. He now works for Elliott Management Corporation that administers two multi-strategy hedge funds which combined have more than $25 billion in assets under management.

Michael has even appeared in the feature film, City Hall, and the HBO series, The Sopranos. Conference attendees will be inspired by his keynote address, Crisis Communication and Media Relations: Career & Other Life Lessons.  We are excited to hear his advice and tips for a successful career in the communication industry.

Register today for the Marist PRSSA Regional Conference to hear Michael O’Looney speak at our keynote lunch from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. on February 28, 2015.

*Please note this post was previously on Marist PRSSA’s old blog here

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