Clare F.B. McDonough

Director, Corporate Brand Communications

Clare joined Westwood in 2003 and is a partner in the firm. Providing guidance for Westwood's brand, corporate marketing, and internal and external communications and PR, she works closely with the company’s leaders and teams to align integrated marketing strategies and messages with business objectives. Her efforts help to build a positive brand reputation with prospective clients, potential employees, and other industry professionals.

Clare led the firm to receive four significant awards recognizing marketing excellence: Zweig Group, 1st Place Integrated Marketing; 2nd Place Special Event Marketing; 3rd Place Online Marketing, and a 3rd Place SMPS Marketing and Communications award for Corporate Identity. She was also instrumental in the development of Westwood’s corporate community partnering program, which aims to support businesses and residents in communities impacted by large-scale project development.

Her expertise stems from more than 30 years in the AEC industry with roughly ten years working within project teams on municipal, highway, and private development projects both in the office and out in the field. She provided freelance AEC consulting services for several years prior to joining Westwood.

Education
St. Thomas University - Minneapolis, Mini-Masters Business Communications
Metropolitan State University, BS Communications
Minneapolis School of Creative Arts, Computer Design and Animation
St. Paul Technical Vocational College, Civil Engineering Technology
Minneapolis School of Drafting, Architectural Technology

Associations
Public Relations Society of America, Member
Society for Marketing Professional Services, Member
Westwood’s Corporate Giving Back Committee, Member
Habitat for Humanity