With several decades of experience in government, politics, and business, Ted O’Meara provides clients with strategic advice and direct assistance on a wide range of communications issues including media, community and stakeholder relations, and crisis communications. Ted’s work has often involved complex communications challenges related to high-profile public issues, and he is a trusted advisor on sensitive matters where the highest levels of discretion and professionalism are a must.
Ted grew up in a medical family, with a father who was both a practicing physician and founder of a community hospital. His long history of working with leading companies and organizations across a variety of industries includes many years of consulting to the Maine’s largest health insurer; sensitive assignments for the state’s largest hospital group and several community hospitals; and message development for a healthcare analytics start-up.
Prior to establishing his own firm, Ted served as the managing principal for public affairs at a Portland-based advertising and public relations agency. He previously served as managing director and CEO of the former public affairs affiliate of one of Maine’s largest law firms.
Ted also was director of corporate communications for a Maine-based media holding company that owned three daily newspapers in Maine and television stations in six states, and later became director of marketing and communications for its successor company. He was the principal spokesperson for both companies and led their overall marketing, branding, employee communications, and community relations activities.
Ted brings a highly strategic and tightly focused approach to his work with clients. He is known for his skill at message development and discipline, as well as for insightful, objective analysis of issues and the ability to develop communications strategies that are thoughtfully integrated into an organization’s overall business goals.
Contact Ted at 207-653-2392