Meet New Member Michael McLean!

Originally from:  Goffstown, NH

 Job Title and Organization:  Director of Marketing and Business Development at McLane Middleton


Work History/Background:  I began my career as a communications specialist at a corporate credit union in Pennsylvania where I wrote for all sorts of mediums, including digital and print communications, ad and web copy, video scripts, and news releases.  I’ve been at McLane Middleton – a regional law firm with about 115 attorneys in five offices throughout NH and MA – for 10 years.  In my current role, I’m responsible for developing and managing strategic marketing initiatives for the firm.


Why I joined Yankee Chapter PRSA:  To stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and connect with a network of professionals with similar experiences.


PRSA positions I have held or am interested in:  Not held any positions but am interested in learning about future opportunities.


Most challenging PR situation:  Generally speaking, I find the pressure and urgency around crisis communications to be the most challenging.  This may or may not stem from starting my career at a financial institution right before the 2008 banking crisis.  Fortunately, these situations have been few and far between for me.


Bucket List:  It’s a long list, so I’ll stick with my Top 3: visiting all 50 states in the U.S., going to the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas, and going to the Sundance Film Festival.


Hobbies/Interests: Watching/playing sports, hiking, skiing, movies, and family time.