Who We Are
Calpurnia brings together the best communicators in the business. We’re strong strategists. We’re business minded. And, we’re adept at working with the C-suite, coaching and collaborating with clients and delivering high-quality communication strategies, programs and tools.
Our team includes industry experts in communication strategy, executive coaching, speechwriting, investor relations, employee engagement, traditional media relations, and social media outreach and management. And, our unique structure allows us to build made-to-measure teams based on our clients’ needs, what they want to accomplish, and how they like to work.
We can handle even the toughest national and international projects, and provide our clients with senior-level counsel every step of the way.
Lynne Boschee, Principal
Lynne spent more than nine years as vice president, Corporate Communications for PetSmart, Inc., a Fortune 500 specialty retail company and the leading pet retailer in the country. There, she built the company’s strategic communications function and led its investor relations, crisis communications, corporate and consumer PR, media relations, executive and internal communications, and social media groups.
Prior to that, she managed corporate communications for Phelps Dodge, Inc. (now Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.), where she oversaw the company’s executive and financial communications and developed its corporate website and Intranet platforms. In addition, Lynne held senior-level internal communications and media relations positions with Arizona Public Service Company, the state’s largest investor-owned electric utility. She began her career with Hill & Knowlton, Inc., a global public relations consulting firm.
Lynne holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. She is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the National Investor Relations Institute. She sits on the advisory board of Families for Depression Awareness and is actively involved with Comfort Zone Camp and Chances for Children. Her work has received an International ARC Annual Report Gold Award, two International ARC Annual Report Silver Awards and Minnesota IABC Award of Excellence in Media Relations.
About Our Name
Our company takes its name from the character of Calpurnia in Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Calpurnia works tirelessly behind the scenes to support her family’s goals and aspirations. She listens. She is fair and objective. She bridges the gap between very different worlds and she offers unfailingly honest feedback and wise advice.
Calpurnia is one of the book’s many symbols of treating all people with dignity and respect, which is among our company’s most deeply held values. As the novel’s mother figure, Calpurnia’s name is consistent with our social mission of supporting working mothers and helping them do exceptional work—for both their clients and their families.