Mary Shomon is a Washington, DC-based Senior Consultant to Dan Shomon Inc.
Mary is Dan Shomon Inc.'s point person for the design and management of strategic communications campaigns, including the ever-changing arena of online and online communications, grassroots outreach and activism, public relations, and business-to-business marketing. Mary also designs and oversees the implementation of social media and communications programs that support Dan Shomon Inc.'s business, social issue, political campaign, and lobbying clients.
Mary is a New York Times bestselling author of 13 books on health issues, and co-host of a popular PBS television documentary series on health. As a prominent patient advocate, Mary has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Time Magazine, and hundreds of other television, radio, and print media outlets.
Complementing her health advocacy platform and expertise, Mary brings decades of experience designing communications and marketing programs and deliverables that translate complex information -- including health initiatives -- into targeted, persuasive, and actionable messages that profoundly influence audiences.
During her career, Mary designed and directed multi-million dollar outreach campaigns for the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including extensive social programs targeting multilingual, multicultural target audiences.
Mary also brings extensive expertise working with trade associations and professional organizations. She has served as a senior communications strategist for clients including the Community Associations Institute, the National Paint and Coatings Association, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Business Association. Mary also served as director for U.S. advertising for international retailer IKEA.
Mary is also the co-founder of an international charity, Palmyra Relief, which provides prosthetic limbs to injured children in the Middle East.
Mary received her BSFS degree in International Finance and Economic from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, with specialized Landegger certification in International Business Diplomacy.