Launching a new research institute, in the context of an established academic department with a strong history of research and clinical work, was a branding challenge that outstripped our internal capability and available time. Dorie helped us lay out a branding strategy for our new Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology that supported our existing institution and department. We are executing it now, and all stakeholders think it is great! Another key value was Dorie’s media training for junior people in the organization. We now have a stable of confident junior technical experts that respond to media enquiries, so the world can see the depth of our team and the executives have more time for other things.
Andrew Kasarskis, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
and Co-Director, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Change does not come quickly or easily to government agencies. The National Park Service has a proud tradition and a confident approach. Two years ago, Dorie Clark led a discussion on communications and new media for the Rivers & Trails program which led to a fundamental change in our thinking. She engaged our staff and convinced even the most seasoned staff that our approach needed updating. A follow-up plan was drafted and she helped us with its implementation on a national scale. Today our national leaders still talk about how important and decisive Dorie’s workshop was in redirecting our approach to broadening our constituency.
Boston Program Leader, National Park Service, Rivers & Trails Program
My campaign benefited tremendously from Dorie Clark’s communications acumen, relationships with the press, and instinctual grasp of quick-moving political developments. She is a respected strategic thinker, a proven press liaison, and someone who can drive positive media coverage. I recommend her services highly.
former U.S. Labor Secretary
I have enjoyed working with Dorie as our business has grown and expanded over the last number of years. Dorie has helped lead us through strategy development and execution of our plan. The result has been significant to our bottom line and has left us well positioned for the future. We have enjoyed this journey with her and look forward continuing to work together.
President, Congress Wealth Management LLC
Working with Dorie on a strategic plan was a breath of fresh air. She understood the uniqueness of our organization and was immediately able to offer concrete solutions to help us move forward. Dorie offers a level of experience, wisdom and work ethic that others don’t match, and all the while, she is a joy to be around. I have never worked with another consultant as knowledgeable and efficient as Dorie, and over the years I have worked with many whom I consider to be good at what they do. I just think that Dorie is exceptional.
Board President, Parents Helping Parents
Dorie Clark is a top-notch, innovative strategist who understands how media, politics, and business work. She played a major role in our campaign’s media success, taking us from the early days with limited name recognition to quickly winning substantial mainstream coverage and generating online momentum. Dorie is an expert at building brands and advancing policy initiatives.
Gov. Howard Dean
former Democratic National Committee Chair
One of Dorie Clark’s primary strengths in her work as a communications consultant to the National Park Service is that she is an extremely careful listener, which leads naturally, almost inevitably, to recommendations for solutions that really work. She has helped to change the way we do business, changes that continue to have a measurable impact on the national level programs within NPS.
Massachusetts Director, National Park Service, Rivers & Trails Program
Dorie Clark has helped to shape our agenda, communicating a sophisticated and complex issue in ways that are straightforward and powerful. She is a master strategist – quick and efficient – and she has been able to understand the issues we care about and embrace them as a true advocate for our agenda. I continue to engage Dorie in new initiatives and offer my unqualified endorsement of her work.
former President, Teachers21
Dorie has helped our coalition use communications to expand our reach and power. Her workshops have simultaneously moved us toward a sophisticated social media strategy while still providing hands-on help to those of us who are still pretty new to these tools. She is an entertaining presenter, full of great examples and ideas, and brings out the best in a group. She follows-up quickly and thoroughly so we can immediately put what’s been learned into action. It’s been a delight to work with her.
Director, Transportation for Massachusetts
I have worked with a number of consultants over the years. What distinguished Dorie Clark was the care and thoughtfulness with which she worked to really understand our union, our members and our goals for the project. Dorie was incredibly attentive to our needs as a client – available, detail-oriented and focused. Dorie’s upfront investment in understanding our program and personal commitment enabled her to create high-quality communication pieces that were extremely effective in the field.
Former Director of Political Capacity, Service Employees International Union