Power Communications Clean Energy PR Team

OUR TEAM

The Power Communications team is comprised of highly experienced communications professionals with significant experience in the energy field and mastery-level command of all facets of public relations including strategic planning, message development, campaign management, media relations, community outreach, graphic design, web development and social media. We function as communications operatives for our clients in a host of situations ranging from planning sessions, to special informational public events, to multi-year, multi-project intrastate communications campaigns.

We frequently serve as companies’ external communications department, directing all internal and external communications as part of the public affairs division. We are successful because we attend to the full spectrum of communications, from person-person interactions, to fashioning and executing communications programs that reach millions of intended stakeholders. Our client group is backed by highly-proficient graphic design (GDG) and web development (WDT) teams with deep experience and that rare je ne sais quoi for capturing and combining messaging with pictures, words and bytes to create draw and impact with the intended audiences.

Steven C. Sullivan
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Steven C. Sullivan | Managing Director

Steve is a career-long public relations professional who has worked extensively in the electric power and energy industry over the past two decades honing his expertise in this field. By trade, a writer, Steve approaches all projects as communications challenges and advises clients on the best way to achieve their short and long-term goals through effective communications campaigns and initiatives.

In 2003, he founded Power Communications to provide strategic consulting, public relations and creative services to energy companies. In his current position, he is recognized as a leading advisor to cutting-edge energy companies across North America in matters of public affairs strategy, messaging, corporate branding, community outreach and media relations.

Prior to launching Power Communications, Mr. Sullivan served as the Director of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) during its start-up period where he spearheaded the initiative to brand the NYISO as the leading wholesale market in North America. Before joining the NYISO, Mr. Sullivan served as the Director of Communications for the Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) where he played an integral role in bringing wholesale electric restructuring to New York and significantly expanded IPPNY’s stature and influence.

Mr. Sullivan is a recognized expert, frequent speaker and writer on energy issues. He has three times chaired the McGraw Hill Platt’s Northeast Energy Forum and was presented the Carrie Chapman Catt Award for outstanding public service by the NYS League of Women Voters. Sullivan also served as a founding board member of the Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center (FREE Center). He’s a graduate of Middlebury College, has received training from the Harvard Negotiating Project, Campaigns and Elections campaign school, University at Albany Masters Communications program and the Bread Loaf School of English. He resides on Saratoga Lake and has two daughters.

Robert V. Meyer
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Robert V. Meyer | Technical Advisor

Bob serves as the Power Communications team’s advisor on technical matters ranging from wind turbine tower failures, to combined-cycle emissions analysis. He is also the office guru. Prior to joining Power Communications, Bob spent more than 30 years working on engineering projects for Gurley Precision Instruments of Troy, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy, traveling around the world and has a passion for historic sailing vessels. Bob resides in Mechanicville.

Alex Morse
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Alex Morse | Account Executive

Alex is an Account Executive with Power Communications. In this position, he provides clients with counsel regarding strategic messaging, brand development, and media relations. In addition, Alex works as an outreach specialist, interacting with stakeholder groups and others involved with client projects.

Prior to joining Power Communications, Alex served as Communications Coordinator for the New York State Assembly, assisting various Assembly Members across the State preparing comprehensive legislative curricula and strategic communications plans. His role was to ensure Assembly Members successfully communicated with their constituents by way of print, radio, television, and web-based media. Before joining the State, Alex was in the field, traveling all over New York to work on campaigns for candidates for State Assembly. His responsibilities ranged from door-to-door canvassing to organizing community outreach and involvement.

Alex attended SUNY Albany and has a degree in History and minored in Communications.

Amanda Favreau
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Amanda Favreau | Office Manager

Amanda is Power Communications’ Office Manager. In this position she facilitates the smooth operations of the entire team by handling the business operations of the firm and providing back-up support on client projects. Amanda handles office operations, travel, billing, web support and has even been known to pinch hit on graphic design projects due to her innate sense of style.

Prior to joining Power Communications, Amanda worked for a Fortune 500 company in the claims and compliance department where she worked with policyholders resolving claims and meeting internal State Farm production metrics. Prior to that she was assistant-manager at the Ballston Spa National Bank where she supervised a team of four and oversaw all branch operations, including opening a new branch. In this position, Amanda worked on the company’s Internal Improvement Team implementing strategies to utilize production time and better serve customers.

She attended SUNY Albany for Business Administration and SUNY Adirondack Community College for Accounting. Amanda enjoys boating and spending time with her growing family on Saratoga Lake where she resides.

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Graphic Design Group (“GDG”)

The Power Communications Graphic Design Group (GDG) is a team of in-house and contracted professional designers with extensive training and a proven portfolio of innovative and modern design expertise. The design group has extensive experience developing attention-grabbing collateral materials for print, web, trade shows, open house events, forums and presentations. Unique graphic design is the key to your company standing out in today’s competitive world. Power Communication’s focuses on bringing innovative design to your materials that sets you apart from your competitors and shapes a unique identity in your industry.

Our PhotoShop Certified™ design professionals use the latest Adobe Creative suite programs, delivering high quality (impact) designs meeting your strategic needs. We work with a range of top-quality printers and collateral providers and can ship materials anywhere in the world. For sharing large documents easily with clients we use Hightail and Dropbox services so you can view your creative material in full high-resolution within seconds of us completing a draft.

WDT
Web Development Team (“WDT”)

An elegant and well-functioning corporate web presence today includes a mix of a website, social media channels and evolving web display technologies incorporating user feedback, mapping, bulletin boards and other functions that deliver data rich information, draw customers and an improved public image for companies. Power Communications specializes in supporting all of our client’s web needs in a simple, seamless way that takes the angst out of maximizing your web presence. Our team of web professionals utilize tools like Dreamweaver, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Ammap to digitally bring your messaging to the world with impact. We have refined processes for quickly turning ideas into mind-changing messages in attractive formats.