Marla Romash offers experience in communications and media, providing universities, nonprofit organizations, and political candidates strategic advice and planning, creating communications support and effective communications coaching and skills development. Romash, who served as Communications Director for Vice President Al Gore, has extensive experience in crisis communications, including working with Harvard University in the landmark lawsuit filed against their admissions process; with Columbia University, Brown University and Harvard University in the unionization of graduate students, with the Broad Institute in addressing challenges to the reputation of key leadership, and with Middlebury College after violence marked the campus appearance of a conservative author. She has also provided communications advice and support to the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study, the Wyss Institute, the Broad Institute, and the Harvard Global Health Institute, among others.
She is a former newspaper reporter and television producer, political reporter and analyst with national network and local broadcast experience. She joined Gore as his Communications Director in the U.S. Senate, helping him gain Senate re-election then travelling with him through the 1992 Presidential campaign and serving with him in the White House.
As a media consultant and senior advisor in recent elections, Romash has provided strategic advice, communications support, media training, and advertising in the successful U.S. Senate campaigns of Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (2012, 2018), Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire (2008, 2014, 2020), and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (2010, 2016). She has also worked with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, leading his 2013 and 2017 debate teams. Romash graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction from the University of Connecticut. She graduated with honors in Pastry Arts from L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland.