Edward Cafasso

09wCurrently the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at WinnCompanies, Ed has more than 30 years of experience as a reporter and editor, a public sector communicator and a corporate communications executive. While in the College of Communications at Boston University, Ed was among a small group of students who succeeded in having the campus police log treated as a public record and later became the first police reporter for BU’s student-run newspaper. From the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, he worked as a reporter and city editor covering local, national and international breaking news, as well as politics in Boston City Hall, the Massachusetts State House and the White House. He left journalism to serve as the director of communications for the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, where he acted as chief spokesman and was responsible for planning and directing all media, public and stakeholder communications on behalf of the state’s chief law enforcement official. For the past 15 years, Ed has been a public relations professional specializing in reputation management and corporate communications for top public and private brands in the retail, education, healthcare, real estate and energy industries, as well as government agencies and non-profit institutions. His expertise includes messaging, content marketing, traditional and social media relations, issues and crisis management, corporate citizenship, employee engagement and public affairs. Ed is a frequent contributor to The Public Relations Strategist, a quarterly magazine published by the Public Relations Society of America. He has been an editorial advisor to the publication since 2007. He also served as an elected member of the School Committee in Franklin, Mass., for a decade.