Public Relations Consultant
Known for innovative and effective public relations strategies, Sean Duffy is President of Shamrock Strategies LLC, a Colorado-based public affairs consulting company. Sean has more than two decades of strategic communications experience in private and public sector roles. He came to Colorado in 2001 to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Bill Owens, overseeing the Administration’s entire external affairs operation, including media relations, political affairs and community relations and served as the Governor’s speechwriter. This followed more than a decade of work in Pennsylvania, including serving as president and CEO of the state’s free market think tank where he was one of the most prominent and effective advocates for education reform, including statewide school choice. He served as the chairman of Pennsylvania’s first cyber charter school in partnership with former Education Secretary William Bennett. For his work, he received a major statewide award from the Pennsylvania Family Institute.
In the mid-1990s he worked as education spokesman for the administration of Gov. Tom Ridge and as communications director for the state attorney general. A former business and financial news reporter, Duffy has worked in key communications roles in a number of political campaigns and in 2006 was named “Top Politician” by Denver’s 5280 Magazine primarily for his bipartisan work on behalf of a statewide civil union initiative.
He is active in a number of business organizations including the South Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Aurora Economic Development Corp., and the Jefferson Economic Development Corp. He served on the Board of Trustees of Yorktown University, an online university.
Sean lives in Littleton with his wife, Susan and son, Brendan.