Manager of Public Relations
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Sean Kelly has more than 25 years experience in public relations. He joined the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board in December 2006 after a long career in the Newfoundland and Labrador public service. He was a policy and communications advisor to the Premier’s Round Table on Environment and Economy and to the Joint National and Provincial Round Tables Task Force on Sustainable Marine Environments and Coastal Communities. He also co-chaired the Federal-Provincial Ministers Committee on Environmental Education and Communications.
Sean is a Canadian Public Relations Society Board Member and was President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS-NL) from 2002-2009. He was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2009. He was awarded the CPRS Lamp of Service for his advocacy work during the Cameron Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing.
Sean was twice nominated for the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Award for Excellence, once as part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Emergency Measures Organization and its response to the 9-11 terrorists attacks on the USA, and also as a member of the team that developed the media relations training program for senior government officials.
Sean has been a speaker at national and international conferences. He developed the public relations program at the College of the North Atlantic and now teaches public relations part-time at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He offers training in media relations, crisis communications and strategic communications through his company, Kelly Communications.
Sean and his wife, Kathleen, reside in St. John’s with their 9 year old daughter, Jennifer, and 7 year old son, Liam. Sean brings a sense of humour and slight Irish brogue to all his presentations adding entertainment value to even the most serious topics.