My name is Marc Moorghen (pronounced the same as "Morgan"). I'm a British-born American living in California. As Founder and Principal Consultant at On Message Communications, I advise people and organizations on successfully wielding their influence for the greater good through strategic communications.
From 2010 to 2017, I headed the communication efforts of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a $2.5 billion private family foundation established by the founder of Hilton Hotels. During my tenure at the Foundation, our team grew the organization’s annual giving to a total of $115 million per year through 12 local, national and international programs (including access to safe water; ending chronic homelessness; preventing teen substance use; supporting teens transitioning out of foster care; and children affected by HIV and AIDS).
In my role as head of communications, I initiated and developed strategic plans to advance the organization's mission, objectives, and program priority areas. I served as brand gatekeeper, facilitated the flow of information within the Foundation and engaged with external stakeholders. In addition to managing media relations, I developed and ran the organization's website and social media platforms.
Prior to establishing the communications team, I managed operations of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize for six years, from 2005 to 2010. Previously, I worked in public relations and communications, education, and events management in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Southampton University (UK) and postgraduate education at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in European Affairs. More recently, I completed my Master of Communication Management degree at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
My professional passion is the field of strategic communications, while my personal interest is the study of human interactions through languages, images, music and culture. I recently returned from a round-the-world trip with my wife, Jona.