Molly O’Brien

Over the span of nearly 20 years in communication strategy, Molly has been on the forefront of many key issues driving policy and advocacy efforts around the world, from global health and humanitarian crises, to renewable energy and education – to name just a few. Her expertise in large-scale project management, campaign strategy, positioning and event planning is as deep as it is broad. At Purple, Molly manages brand and reputation campaigns for clients that are industry leaders. Before joining Purple, Molly built her career as an account lead at an issue and advocacy agency in Washington, D.C., where she executed stakeholder engagement strategies in Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

 “At Purple, whether in a passing hallway conversation or a creative brainstorm, the discussions here are anchored in great passion, wicked smarts and the clientsbest interests. Its a testament to both the clients and people drawn to the Purple family.”

“The complexity of the issues Purple addresses is endlessly fascinating. You have to dive deep into subject matter and be nimble as scenarios unfold in real-time. Most importantly, you have to be a trusted thought partner and advisor to clients. It is a responsibility each member of Purple is deeply invested in.”

My mantra is, ‘This too shall pass.’ It helps me breathe through some challenging moments [in my career] and in life generally. But its an important reminder in lifes most fantastic moments, too. Its a lesson in gratitude and grit.”