Opal Myth solves intractable problems with a polymathic approach that draws on separate but interconnected disciplines — business, law, communications, and strategy. The firm flexes to serve client needs by partnering with experienced and trusted professionals to create fit-for-purpose teams. Clients get just the right talent available at the right time—no more, no less. OM delivers problem-solving capabilities rivaling the best firms in the business at competitive pricing that only a truly lean and nimble firm can offer.
Brian is the leader and driver of Opal Myth, working on projects he is passionate about, either solo or in combination with bespoke teams. He has a long track record of promoting entities, people, brands, and ideas with innovative, data-driven campaigns, programs, media outreach, social media, speeches, and advertising. He has also protected and defended corporate reputations during existential crises, and helps corporations get ready for the worst through planning, auditing, and drilling. An expert networker, Brian prides himself on recruiting, deploying, nurturing, and retaining excellent teams.
A multitalented strategist and a fearless and award-winning communicator, Kendall leads the comms team at the American Association of University Women, an organization she supported with her heart long before she began supporting it with her labor earlier this year. Founded in 1881, AAUW is tenacious and trailblazing (words that also describe Kendall well, as a matter of fact) and has been advocating for equity for women and girls for more than 140 years and into the future. Whether bringing brands to life, building brands up once formed, executing smart creative that tells a story, engaging smartly with the media or other key audiences, or leading teammates into battle, Kendall is someone Brian is always delighted to have on his team.
Not to be underestimated at the outset of her career, Emily currently is a communications specialist at Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Prior to that, she served as a digital content strategist for ElleVet Sciences, a leading manufacturer of hemp-derived CBD and CBDA specially formulated for the pet population. Emily was Brian’s first hire at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, as he reshaped the organization and focus of the comms team he inherited from his predecessor to be more nimble, cost effective, and member-focused. Under Brian’s direction, Emily launched and led the innovative and groundbreaking daily member touchpoint The Daily Supplement, which increased member engagement across the organization and had positive metrics that improved monthly and crushed those of the 15- page static biweekly newsletter it replaced.
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