Helene is the founder & CEO of Solomon McCown — a strategic communications firm based in Boston with a proven track record of helping clients become leaders in their fields through innovative communications campaigns that feature strategic media coverage, executive visibility and thought leadership programs.

Helene is active in Greater Boston community affairs, serving on the board of directors of Building Impact, The Commonwealth Institute, the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, the Massachusetts Health Council, and Jewish Big Brother Big Sister. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Boston Women Communicators and the NAIOP Massachusetts Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and, previously served on the Massachusetts eHealth Institute’s Consumer Education Ad Hoc Workgroup, and as Chair of Brookline’s Transportation Board.

She has participated in a variety of forums that examine the relationship between the media and the organizations they cover as it impacts brands and leaders. She has provided commentary on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, and FOX TV News, and in local print and broadcast media.

Helene received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Boston University College of Communications and is a recipient of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Abigail Adams Award. She is a lifetime member of The Publicity Club of New England and has twice served as its president, and has been selected as a Crystal Bell Winner, which recognized her significant contributions to the field of public relations. She is also a member of the editorial board of PR News.