Sharyn O’Mara, Communications Director, works on all public relations activities for the firm, including event planning, marketing, networking, social media and website development.
Prior to joining Wisselman, Harounian & Associates in 2007, Sharyn had a diverse marketing background at companies and agencies, working as a consultant and with clients including McDonald’s Corporation, Weight Watchers International, TDK Electronics, Centra 360, Simon Marketing and United Media (PEANUTS, Dilbert and National Geographic) in New York City.
Sharyn is an Adjunct Professor of Public Relations at Farmingdale State College and a former Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University where she taught Introduction to Public Relations. She is Co-Treasurer of the Social Media Association and a former Board Member of Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) where she chaired the scholarship committee. She was a 2016 Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Mentor Award winner, 2016 Long Island Business NewsExcellence in Communications award recipient, 2012 Long Island Business News “50 Around 50” award recipient for her community involvement, and a 2012 19th Legislature “Women of Distinction” award recipient.
Sharyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona and has completed Marketing and Public Relations Masters level courses.