Claire Rooney

Consulting Associate

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. – Mark Twain


Claire Rooney, Consulting Associate, first joined GG+A in August 2014 as a project assistant. Since then, she has held a number of communications and client engagement roles at the firm, including Senior Proposal Writer and Manager of Business Development. She joined the Strategic Communications practice in early 2017.

In her previous roles at GG+A, Claire was part of the team responsible for launching the firm’s new web site, which she supported by drafting service descriptions and client case studies. She also served as managing editor of the Grenzebach Glier Quarterly Review (GGQR) and helped faciliate the transition of the publication from print to digital. As Manager of Business Development, Claire managed a team of writers charged with responding to clients’ expressed needs and objectives through compelling proposals and sales presentations.

Claire joined GG+A from DePaul University, where she served as an adjunct instructor of composition and rhetoric. She also worked as a tutor and program coordinator at the University’s Center for Writing-based Learning, where she held a graduate assistantship, and at the School for New Learning. Prior to her time at DePaul, Claire worked as a copy editor at Encyclopædia Britannica.

Claire holds a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University.

  • American University
  • Cardiff University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dartmouth College
  • McGill University
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
  • University of Rochester
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Areas of Expertise
  • Content Development
  • Editing
  • Proposal Development
  • Publishing
  • Strategic Communications

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