Corporate Communications Director
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
For nearly three decades, Michelle Egan, APR, Fellow PRSA has applied her strategic communication skills to advance the reputations of government, nonprofit and private sector organizations. Her career includes public relations positions at Junior Achievement, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, the Anchorage School District and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. She is a graduate of Boston College and has a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University.
In her role as communications director for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Egan directs internal and external communications for the company charged with operating the TransAlaska Pipeline System. Reporting to the president and serving on the six-member executive team, she is responsible for all aspects of formal company stakeholder, media and government relations, crisis communication and philanthropy. She advises the executive team on strategic communication issues, develops the board-approved communications strategy and oversees a budget of $3.5 million. She supervises a staff of seven as well as government relations and consulting contractors and serves as a member of the Crisis Management Team during critical incidents.
Accredited in 2001, Egan has volunteered with PRSA for 15 years and was president of the Alaska Chapter in 2016. She has served in a variety of key Chapter leadership roles including chairing committees on programs, education, ethics and Accreditation. She mentors others in the workplace and in the public relations community; as Professional Adviser for the University of Alaska PRSSA Chapter, she’s enjoyed helping students grow into successful PR practitioners.
Her passion for the community and social justice runs deep as she volunteers her time with Special Olympics, Catholic Social Services and Covenant House. She is sought after as a public speaker and trainer and is considered an expert on topics such as message development, crisis communications, ethics and advising leaders.