Founder and Principal, The Shawmut Group
Senior Advisor to Governor Mitt Romney
Fehrnstrom started his career as a reporter for The Boston Herald, then served as assistant state treasurer in Massachusetts, where he was responsible for media relations. He returned to the private sector as senior vice president for corporate communications at Hill Holliday, where he provided public relations support to clients for their advertising and marketing campaigns. He returned to the public sector when Mitt Romney was elected governor. As Romney’s communications director, Fehrnstrom directed all speechwriting, media relations, and crisis response for executive branch agencies. When Romney left the state house to run for president, Fehrnstrom went with him as a senior adviser on press strategy and message. He is a graduate of Boston University.