ML Strategies, LLC, a wholly-owned consulting subsidiary of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C., is pleased to announce Nancy Sterling, Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, has been elected to the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) College of Fellows. Founded in 1989, this honorary and advocacy organization is comprised of more than 350 senior industry practitioners and educators deemed among the most accomplished and impactful in the public relations profession.
Ms. Sterling has a wide-ranging practice that includes reputation management, strategic public relations consulting, community relations, litigation support and media training. She also specializes in crisis communications, where she has counseled clients in both the private and public sectors. Clients have ranged from Fortune Five companies to individuals in need of comprehensive and immediate PR services. Ms. Sterling has handled controversies surrounding criminal and civil charges, employee accidents and deaths, sexual harassment and abuse, financial improprieties, and labor and employment issues, including strikes, among other issues.
"Nancy excels in her role as a communications professional and is a trusted advisor to clients and colleagues alike. This is a well-deserved honor for Nancy,” said Stephen Tocco, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ML Strategies.
Eleven new fellows nationwide were elected into the PRSA College of Fellows this year. To qualify for admittance, the public relations practitioner or educator must have at least 20 years of experience, hold the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential and have demonstrated exceptional capability and accomplishment in the practice or teaching of public relations. Fewer than 2 percent of PRSA members are accepted into the College of Fellows.
Prior to joining ML Strategies, Ms. Sterling was director of community relations for Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching facility. Earlier, she was director of communications/chief spokesperson for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), a 7,000-person transit system. She was also director of informational services and chief spokesperson for the Boston Police Department, where she was the first woman on the command staff.
Ms. Sterling began her career as a news writer for WCVB-TV, Boston (ABC), where she advanced to assignment editor and series/field producer. She held a similar position at the CBS affiliate in Boston before becoming planning editor at WOR-TV in New York City. She has lectured widely on media and crisis communications. Ms. Sterling has taught crisis communications at Curry College and is presently an adjunct professor at Lasell College.