Founder and Principal
As president of Prichard Communications, Mac provides strategic counsel to foundations, non-profits, and public officials across the United States. Before founding the company in 2007, Mac worked as communications director of Reclaiming Futures, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Previously, Mac served as a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Human Services, a speechwriter and deputy legislative director for Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, and Portland City Hall communications director for Earl Blumenauer, now a Member of Congress.
Prior to moving to Oregon in 1991, Mac lived in Massachusetts where he was external affairs director for the state Office for Refugees and Immigrants, a public information officer for Boston's "Big Dig," and a researcher in former U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy's first Congressional campaign. With the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Mac helped organize and lead four Congressional fact-finding trips to Central America. Mac was also a researcher at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, a non-partisan group in Washington, DC, that monitors US-Latin American policy.
Mac is a recognized community leader. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the City Club of Portland, a former president of the Oregon Harvard Club, and served on the board of the Richmond Neighborhood Association.
Mac has a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Iowa. He is often spotted in Southeast Portland taking Instagrams while walking his dog Blue, adopted via Oregon Weimaraner Rescue.