Getting to Know The Board: Michael Dowding, Treasurer

Where do you work and what is your title?
Boston University – Master Lecturer

Wordscape Communications – Founder/Principal

What is your Twitter handle?


Briefly summarize your background. What kind of industry/clients do you work with?

Boston University – Teach courses in media writing to undergraduate and graduate students.

Wordscape – Provide freelance writing services for public relations and content marketing as well as book ghostwriting.

Describe what you do for PR Club.

As the treasurer, I oversee the Club’s finances, issue payments, and ensure our ongoing financial health. I also assist the president and president-elect as requested.

Name your top three favorite things about PR.

  1. The diversity of challenges: from small companies in IT to major healthcare firms. Every day is different.
  2. Getting a behind-the-scenes view of how news and stories are shaped and developed.
  3. Meeting so many great colleagues who share a passion for writing and communication.

Do you have a childhood moment when everyone knew you’d be a communications specialist?

In eighth grade, I had to write a term paper on Robert Frost. My mother helped me type it up and, as she read it, she said “You’re a pretty good writer. You should do that for a career when you grow up.” 

What is your top getaway destination?

Any place that has sand and waves.

If you could take a client to any restaurant in Boston where would you go?

Villa Francesca on Richmond Street in the North End.

Go to Dunks order?

Large iced tea, unsweetened. Chocolate frosted donut.