Micho Spring, MPA
As Chief Reputation Officer, Micho focuses on enabling corporate clients to use communications to support their business strategies, enhance and protect their reputation, and respond to public policy challenges. Micho has counseled clients across industries on a wide range of reputational issues, including CEO succession, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and regulatory matters, cultural transformation and corporate social responsibility. Micho brings extensive experience as a senior manager in both the public and private sectors to her work as a communications strategist, including twelve years as the Chair of the Global Corporate Practice at Weber Shandwick, six years as CEO of Boston Telecommunications Company, and four years as Deputy Mayor of Boston. She also served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Kevin H. White after four years of service in New York City government.
As a government, civic, and business leader, Micho has helped shape public debate on numerous issues in Boston and beyond. She has managed many political and advocacy campaigns and is a frequent independent media commentator. On multiple occasions she has been named one of the “20 Most Powerful Women in Boston” by Boston Magazine. In 2014 Micho was named to the Boston Business Journal Power 50 list and, under her leadership, in 2015 Weber Shandwick ranked first on the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute. In 2019 Micho was recognized by WomenInc. Magazine as one of their 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors. In 2021 she was appointed by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to her Transition Committee.
Micho is Chair of the Board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. She holds numerous board memberships, including National Bank Holdings Corp (“NBHC”), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New England, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and the Massachusetts Conference for Women, of which she is Treasurer. Born in Havana, Micho is also actively involved in efforts to improve US-Cuba relations and is founding chair of Friends of Caritas Cubana, a non-profit providing humanitarian services in Cuba.
Micho was inducted as a Legend into the Ad Club’s Hall of Fame and recognized as a Distinguished Bostonian by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In 2017 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Salem State University as a Global Influencer and Communications Strategist. In addition, Micho received the International Women’s Forum Women Who Make a Difference Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network, the Women Who Give award by the Women’s Lunch Place, the Give Liberty a Hand honor by the Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the Jorge Hernandez Corporate Leadership Award, and the Order of Isabel La Catolica Award presented by King Juan Carlos of Spain. Micho attended Georgetown and Columbia Universities and received an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.