Patrick McSweeney – McSweeney Public Relations

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Patrick McSweeney
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Patrick McSweeney uses the skills he learned as a newspaper, radio and TV journalist to help clients effectively connect with employees, customers, community leaders, investors, vendors and others. He serves as public relations strategist and counselor for C-suite executives, providing crisis communications planning, message development, media training and media relations assistance.
Since transitioning to public relations, he has served as the spokesperson for a government agency in Florida as well as Fortune 500 companies and worked with well-known automotive, high tech, retail brands, vacation destinations and others.
McSweeney began working for a weekly newspaper while still in high school, then worked on the copy desks at two major daily newspapers in Ohio and also freelanced as a news and sports photographer for the Associated Press while attending college. He then worked as a radio reporter/anchor, freelancing for National Public Radio, NBC and AP Radio News before working at TV stations in Ohio and Florida as an anchor, reporter and producer covering the military, transportation, government and politics.
McSweeney earned the designation Accredited in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America in 2011. He was elected to the prestigious College of Fellows in 2015, an honor bestowed on only 350 public relations professionals since 1989 for contributions to the industry. He has won many awards for his work including a Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America and was a finalist for the nation’s top Corporate Social Responsibility programs from PR News.
He will be the president of the Southeastern Wisconsin chapter of PRSA in 2018 and twice served as president of the North Florida chapter (1995 and 2013). Besides giving back through PRSA, he has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching PR writing and Writing for the Mass Media at the University of North Florida and mentored dozens of college students and young PR professionals.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, McSweeney earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.