FINN Partners Promotes Brianne O’Donnell to Partner of Higher Education Practice
August 12, 2022
NEW YORK, August 12, 2022 – FINN Partners, one of the largest independent integrated marketing and communications agencies in the world, announced the promotion of Brianne O’Donnell to the role of Partner, Higher Education. In addition to her experience with higher education issues, O’Donnell has extensive knowledge of developing issues in science, technology, engineering, law, business and health – and the interconnected nature of policy affecting all.
During her seven years at FINN, O’Donnell has led teams supporting public and private colleges and universities, academic medical centers, and education-focused foundations, associations, nonprofits and companies. Her expertise has been sought by other FINN practice areas including public affairs, health and technology. Seasoned in the development and execution of integrated communications programs, O’Donnell works with some of the nation’s top universities, has helped prominent science and engineering organizations raise their visibility and is passionate about sharing faculty research and expertise with the world.
O’Donnell began her agency career at gabbegroup, a boutique agency acquired by FINN in 2014, where she spent six years in several roles specializing in health, education and philanthropy. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s degree from Albertus Magnus College.
“Brianne is an exceptional and trusted colleague who, among other attributes, has a facility for translating complex topics into understandable and intriguing stories garnering top tier media attention for our clients,” said Margaret S. Dunning, managing partner, higher education practice. “Additionally, she’s a wonderful and supportive colleague. We look forward to her continued creative, thoughtful contributions to FINN clients and colleagues.”