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We do work that we are proud of, for clients we believe in. We deliver the highest-caliber consultation with our clients’ unique brand, culture, market position, business goals and experience at the heart of it. Current clients include a Fortune 100 company, a regional nonprofit healthcare organization, a trusted financial services company, and one of the largest producers of nuclear energy in the US.
We believe that bold, strong girls and women help communities thrive and prosper. Berg & Associates is proud to support organizations that inspire and empower girls, women and working families.
We are trusted communications and leadership advisors committed to helping great brands tell their story, communicate in crisis, and lead.
Shannon Berg, APR
A strong communicator, entrepreneur and proven leader, Shannon Berg founded Berg & Associates in 2017 after nearly 10 years in a leadership role at a Pacific Northwest public affairs firm, and with 20 years of experience in public relations and politics.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Shannon grew up in the consulting business working at a premier public affairs firm in Detroit before serving as the deputy press secretary to the mayor of Detroit and director of the communications for the City of Detroit. There she cut her teeth on public engagement, crisis response and planning, and big city politics. Following her tenure with the City of Detroit, Shannon founded her first public affairs consulting business, working with strong regional brands like United Way for Southeastern Michigan. In 2008 Shannon married an Intel engineer and moved to Portland, Oregon, joining the leadership team of a Pacific Northwest public affairs firm. She has served as a trusted advisor to regional leaders from a broad range of industries including financial services, agriculture and natural resources, health care, energy, transportation, government, higher education, tourism and hospitality.
Shannon is a dynamic speaker and presenter, and has developed trainings and workshops for strategic planning, team development and communications. Shannon graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a degree in public relations, and earned her accreditation for the practice of public relations from the Public Relations Society of America Universal Accreditation Board. She is a member of the board of directors of Fruit and Flower Child Care Center, and a graduate of Leadership Portland and Leadership Detroit.
Shannon lives in Portland with her husband Erik and their children, Charlie, 7, Frances, 5, and Ingrid, 3. Shannon is an avid runner and recently completed her first ultramarathon, the Elk Kings 50k in Oregon’s Tillamook Forest.
For more than a decade, Michael Dauphinee has devoted his life to helping leaders create positive change – for themselves, their employees, and the organization. Michael is the founder of the Dauphinee Group and TDK Adventures, providing leadership development and coaching to executives, leaders and entrepreneurs. Michael has had an insatiable interest in understanding the world’s most effective leaders and mapping the key elements to their success. He organized these ideas into the simple concept of a compass. “The Identity Compass,” is based on the four core values a leader needs to balance to amplify their influence and clarity.
Michael’s nontraditional approach to business and leadership have earned him invitations to consult with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Shinola, The Detroit Lions, United Way Worldwide, The San Diego Padres, US Olympic Committee, USA Archery, Civila- Detroit, US State Dept., Home Depot, St. John’s Hospital System, and United Way of Metro Dallas.
In 2010 Dauphinee began working on a framework for identity-based leadership development but in fragile and conflict-affected regions of the world. With initiatives in Costa Rica, Nigeria, and Afghanistan, He has had the honor of sharing his ideas at the Afghan National Assembly, with members of the Afghan Security Council, Phoenix Industries, San Jose, CR and Faith Alive Hospital, Jos, Nigeria. Mike shares his passion with all he comes in contact with, speaking at retreats and corporate gatherings around the world.
Bob Berg is a trusted name and respected authority in the public relations community. Bob is a founding partner of and of counsel to Van Dyke Horn, formerly Berg Muirhead and Associates in Detroit, Michigan. He is a strategic media relations and messaging expert with a keen understanding of politics and public policy. As a former political reporter and United Press International capitol bureau chief, Bob has a “no garbage” attitude that has earned him the respect of the Michigan press corps.
As the senior public affairs advisor first to Michigan’s longest-serving Governor, William G. Milliken, and then to Detroit’s longest-serving Mayor, Coleman A. Young, Bob served a total of 17 years coordinating all public outreach activities for two of the state’s iconic public officials. The experience and relationships built in those years provided a foundation that enabled him to successfully advise a broad variety of for-profit and nonprofit clients as a founder and principal at Berg Muirhead & Associates.
Bob was honored by New Detroit Inc. with the John Rakolta, Jr. Leadership in Race Relations Award. He has served on the boards of the Detroit Urban League, Coleman A. Young Foundation, The Roeper School and the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference.
Bob has been a mentor and provided career opportunities to many Detroit-area PR professionals including his daughter-in-law, Shannon Berg, who started her career at Berg Muirhead & Associates in the late 1990s. Bob is a senior advisor to Berg & Associates.
Melanie Shelton is a communications specialist who works with businesses and nonprofits to help them develop content strategies and campaigns through traditional and digital media channels. Melanie believes that every company has a great story to tell, and she is dedicated to finding the best way to tell that story to their public and key stakeholders.
Melanie spent the first 15 years of her career working in sales & marketing in the medical device industry where she developed a variety of marketing programs. After realizing that her passion was brand and message development she pivoted her career to a communications focus and enrolled in the Washington State University's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication to pursue her degree in Integrated Strategic Communications.
In her free time she loves reading a good book, running on a trail, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her daughter.
A Portland native, Megan’s experience spans 15 years of marketing and public relations. From wrangling NBA players to media coaching engineers and brewmasters, Megan has extensive experience in brand strategy, public relations writing, advertising, strategic planning and event management for iconic brands including McMenamins and Portland Trailblazers.
When not managing her 3-kid circus, Megan enjoys running with friends, exploring Portland’s restaurant scene and planning her next travel adventure.
Scott Fournier is a proven leader who has served as a CFO and COO at a number of technology companies, where he structured investment, led business strategy, directed product development, guided intellectual property strategy, and managed day to day operations and cash flow. He contributes his strategic and management expertise to Berg and Associates.
As part of independent coalition of parents and advocates, Scott and his wife Brenna pursued improved insurance coverage for Oregonians with mental health/neurodevelopmental challenges. Their efforts achieved changes in Oregon law and the rules and operation of the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Insurance Division, and the Health Evidence Review Commission. Scott is a member of the board of directors of Fruit & Flower Childcare Center. He earned his MBA from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (with honors) from Texas Tech University.
Coleen Jamison has two decades worth of experience in the communications industry. From journalism to advertising sales, she loves nothing more than helping people tell their stories in the most efficient and powerful way possible.
She started her career as a broadcast journalist, anchoring, reporting and producing newscasts at Eugene, Oregon’s top-rated television news station. She specialized in healthcare and technology reporting before coming to Portland to be a morning general assignment reporter. From there, Coleen expanded her story-telling skills to radio and digital sales at Pandora Internet Radio. From strategy to copywriting to placement, she helped clients develop and deliver advertising campaigns across a variety of platforms to meet and exceed their advertising and marketing goals.
Most recently, Coleen worked with C-suite authors and company founders at a small publishing start-up to help them write their books. Many have gone on to become best sellers on Amazon.
In her free time, Coleen enjoys cooking, running, reading and plunking out her favorite tunes on her guitar. She lives in Southwest Portland with her husband and young daughter.
Jessica Moss brings more than 15 years of experience as a professional communicator with a proven track record of building and executing small and large-scale integrated communications and public affairs campaigns.
Most recently, Jessica worked at a premier regional public affairs agency, where she drove projects from strategic planning phase to successful execution. Leading clients in the health care, energy and education sectors, Jessica’s experience includes media relations, content development, issue advocacy, traditional and digital marketing, qualitative and quantitative research, strategic planning and project management.
Jessica started her career as a broadcast journalist, honing her research and storytelling skills at TV stations in Eugene and Portland, as well as TVW – Washington State’s version of C-Span. At TVW, Jessica was executive producer, anchor and reporter for a magazine-style TV program that took deep-dives into complex policy issues, including health care, social services, transportation and natural resources. Jessica traveled the state to interview and give voice to the people directly affected by the policy decisions made in the capitol.
Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and two young children.
Hannah Smith is proud to be a part of the Berg & Associates team, where she has the opportunity to do great work for amazing clients. She has been a communications consultant for more than nine years, including working for two of Portland’s top public relations firms. Her wide range of experience includes clients in the nonprofit, business and government sectors. Hannah has a deep knowledge of digital communications and a proven record of helping organizations use social media. She developed an internationally award-winning social media campaign for Tillamook® Cheese, years before many organizations started using social media.
Hannah’s client experience includes the National Restaurant Association, Dave's Killer Bread, Cambia Health Solutions, Pioneer Courthouse Square and Central City Concern. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys travel and has visited more than 23 countries.
"Shannon Berg is a skilled advocate and a proven friend to Oregon’s agriculture and natural resources communities. If you’re in a fight for your reputation, business or industry, you want Shannon Berg in your corner.”
-Barry Bushue, Oregon Farm Bureau President
“Shannon’s leadership and strategic thinking in the Owyhee No Monument campaign was critical to our success. Simply put, Shannon is experienced, tough, smart, focused and committed to her clients. She is organized and laser-focused on both strategy and details.”
- Andy Bentz, Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition