Principal at slowey/mcmanus communications
Dominic F. Slowey, Principal of Slowey/McManus Communications, has more than two decades of experience in public relations, government and journalism. His areas of expertise include media relations, crisis communications, strategic planning, public policy and issues management. Dom has managed strategic public relations programs for a variety of clients focusing on complex issues, such as education reform, utility and telecommunications deregulation, insurance, health care, business tax reform, transportation, financial services and investing.
Prior to opening Slowey/McManus Communications, Dom was Senior Managing Director in the Boston office of BSMG Worldwide (later Weber Shandwick), an international communications consulting firm, for four years. At BSMG, he developed and managed strategic public relations programs for clients including MassINC, Cablevision, the Boston Red Sox, the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts, Advantage Schools, American National Power and Cabot, Cabot & Forbes. As a senior executive at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Dom coordinated public relations and government affairs strategies for Caritas Christi Health Care System, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Transportation and SmartRoute Systems.
Dom has extensive experience in electoral politics, acting as the Deputy Campaign Manager and chief spokesperson on two statewide ballot campaigns. In one high-profile campaign, he created and implemented the communications strategy for an effort that turned an initial 40-point deficit into a 40-point victory. He served as chief fiscal spokesman for Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld, handling all media relations and strategic communications issues for the Governor. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance, and helped develop state fiscal and tax policy, as well as managing communications issues resulting from those decisions. On the city government level, Dom served as a policy analyst and media strategist for Mayor Raymond L. Flynn.
Prior to his career in public relations and government, Dom was a journalist, focusing on political issues at the national, state and city levels. He reported from the State House and
City Hall for National Public Radio in Boston (WBUR), the Middlesex News, the Boston Ledger, and the State House News Service with an intensive focus on the 1988 Dukakis presidential campaign, the state’s fiscal crisis, and various presidential, senatorial, gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns.