Colleen Flynn leads marketing for Aspen Leadership Group, where she manages new business development, project management, promotion for executive searches and consulting services, and all aspects of communications for the ALG brand. She works with ALG staff and partners to offer thought leadership and continuing education to the philanthropy community through conferences, speaking and workshops, and convenings.
Colleen holds 13 years of communications experience in the nonprofit and private sectors, most recently serving as the Senior Director of Public Affairs at City Year Boston, an education nonprofit and national service organization working in urban public schools. Colleen led the site’s strategic communications, including media relations, government and community outreach, and digital communications. She also supported events and philanthropic stewardship for City Year’s largest site, working to build diversity, equity, and inclusion into City Year’s internal and external relations.
Prior to City Year, Colleen was the Media Relations Manager for public media station WGBH, the largest content provider for PBS and an NPR affiliate. She previously held roles at SHIFT Communications, a tech PR agency, and LIFT, a social services nonprofit, where she led the organization’s rebranding campaign as well as its first digital marketing efforts.
Colleen holds a Bachelor’s degree with dual majors in English and Spanish from Providence College and a Master’s degree in public relations from Boston University. She is a Boston chapter leader for ComNet, a national network of foundation and nonprofit communications professionals, and she is a social media volunteer with AFP Massachusetts. She lives in Boston with her spouse and enjoys spending time outdoors in New England, in national parks, and abroad.