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mAUREEN mCNULTY SAXTON

VICE PRESIDENT - lANSING

Maureen McNulty Saxton is vice president of Van Dyke•Horn Public Relations, heading the Lansing office with clients in the education, non-profit, international relations, trade and business associations, advocacy and energy sectors. She has also served clients in homeland and border security.

Prior to joining Van Dyke•Horn, Maureen founded and directed PR Edge, LLC, a Lansing-based public relations firm, for 10 years. PR Edge focused primarily on media relations, issue advocacy, public policy messaging and public affairs.

Maureen also served in several roles with the State of Michigan, heading the press and communications offices for the departments of Treasury, Management and Budget (now Technology, Management and Budget) and History, Arts & Libraries. She also served as the deputy campaign manager and press secretary for Governor John Engler’s third gubernatorial campaign.

For over 15 years, Maureen was also the director of media and communications for the non-profit Women’s Caring Program, which began in southeast Michigan and ultimately became a statewide program.

Maureen was a reporter for the Erie Daily Times in Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Grosse Pointe News, and she worked at the Detroit Free Press.

Maureen serves on the board of visitors of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit. She has also served many years as the chair of marketing for Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Parish in Lansing.  She lives with her husband, two teenagers and two greyhounds in mid-Michigan.

Maureen graduated cum laude with a degree in international relations from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.