Michelle McKenzie is an Account Manager with Ball Consulting Group, where she develops and executes strategic communications initiatives for clients, specializing in nonprofits and human services.
Michelle returned to public relations and marketing after leading internal and external communications operations for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, a nonprofit behavioral health services provider, and the Providers’ Council, the largest association of human services providers in New England. For both organizations, she brought stability and consistency to their messaging, increased community engagement through social and traditional media, and produced eye-catching collateral and marketing materials.
Michelle launched her career as a sports reporter with The Enterprise in Brockton, ascending the ranks to Assistant Sports Editor and Suburban Editor, a role in which she directed coverage of 31 South Shore communities outside the City of Brockton. From there she transitioned to public relations and multicultural marketing, working primarily as a consultant across diverse industries, including nonprofits, funeral service, finance and human resources consultant groups.
She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) and the Board of Directors of the Weymouth Little League, for which she served as secretary and webmaster.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism (concentration in sociology) from Boston University, where she was the first woman sports editor for the Daily Free Press. Originally from Berkley, Michigan, just outside Detroit, she has lived in Massachusetts for more than 35 years. She has the attitude of a Bostonian, but maintains the mindset of a Midwesterner.