Carolyn Lavin has more than twenty-five years of experience in marketing communications with a focus on professional services in areas of law, accounting, finance and technology. A native Rhode Islander, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing from the University of Vermont. She is a graduate of the Lincoln School in Providence.
Prior to launching Lavin Marketing Communications in 2006, Carolyn held positions as the Director of Marketing and Client Services for the law firm of Tillinghast, Licht (and its predecessor firms) in Providence and Boston for thirteen years, and for the CPA firm of Sansiveri, Kimball & McNamee for three years. Carolyn served as the first Director of Communications for the Rhode Island Bar Association.
Carolyn provides strategic advice and action to a wide range of professionals to build a marketing-centric culture, to improve communications with clients and prospects, to generate awareness in the community via public relations and social media, and to garner new business. Her clients include professionals in solo practices, partnerships and mid-sized firms in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Carolyn is a frequent writer on issues at the intersection of marketing and business development for Providence Business News, The Rhode Island Small Business Journal, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She has presented programs on topics that span business writing, social media, networking, and business development to numerous professionals groups including the American Society of Women Accountants, the Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, the National Association of Fundraising Executives, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She received an award from the Rhode Island Technology Council for her role in launching its professional lecture series. In 2015, she was recognized by Constant Contact with its All Star award for accomplishing business objectives for her clients via e-mail marketing.
Carolyn was active as a board member and board chair for the East Bay Center (formerly East Bay Mental Health), a comprehensive community mental health center. She was as a member and chair of the Communications Committee in the parents association at LaSalle Academy. She was a member of the “Office Hours” advisors for the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Carolyn lives in Rumford, Rhode Island, with her husband Dr. Thomas J. Lavin, III.