Who We Are

Libretto is an award-winning communications strategy, messaging, and content development firm. 

Established in 1996 and located in Boston’s South End, we serve a diverse clientele ranging from leading corporations and prominent nonprofits to prestigious educational institutions.

Libretto’s work is distinguished by active listening, strategic thinking, and lucid expression. Our team of highly experienced communications specialists brings focus, energy, and deep knowledge to projects spanning industries that include education, financial services, technology, nonprofits, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, professional services, and the arts.

We are original thinkers and eloquent writers committed to providing clients with a new lens for expressing what they stand for and a fresh perspective on how to share their story with others.

We'd like to have a word with you. –»

President

Neal Kane

Neal Kane

Neal serves as Libretto’s creative director, oversees operations, manages the firm’s relationships with creative partners, and participates directly in many projects. He has a well-established reputation for translating the insights of clients – who include college presidents, CEOs, senior nonprofit administrators, and other thought leaders – into effective strategies and compelling content that motivate others to engage, learn, and give.  

Neal is a long-standing board member of The History Project, one of the nation’s leading LGBT history organizations. He was the editor of the group’s bestselling book Improper Bostonians and served as the board's chair for over 10 years. He is a member of the advisory board of the Boston chapter of AIGA, the national association for design. Neal has received numerous awards for his work, and has served as a guest lecturer at many institutions and as an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He holds an AB in comparative literature from Brown University.

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Senior Strategist

Nancy Boissonnet

Nancy Boissonnet

Since 2007, Nancy has participated in every kind of project at Libretto, leading messaging and strategy work, creating supporting content, and managing complex projects for a broad range of clients. A messaging strategist with a background in higher education and a serious case of wanderlust, she specializes in academic and hospitality engagements, and particularly enjoys conducting interviews to learn about clients’ diverse pursuits. At Libretto, she participates in new business development, billing and financials, and workflow management. Prior to joining the firm, Nancy taught French and contemporary theory and culture at New York University and CIEE’s Centre d’Etudes Critiques in Paris and served as director of student services at the CIEE study abroad program in Paris. She returned to the firm in 2016 from a year-long hiatus spent living, traveling, and drinking coffee in Italy. Nancy holds a BA in comparative literature from Brown University and an MA in French literature from New York University.

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Senior Creative Associate

Jason M. Rubin

Jason M. Rubin

Jason has been a professional writer since 1985 and a senior creative associate at Libretto since 2000. His diverse portfolio of projects includes many examples of highly technical subject matter – from Internet security to brain science – in form factors ranging from website content to video scripts, and from strategic messaging guides to fundraising case statements. Jason's versatility encompasses virtually every dimension of business writing including product brochures, white papers, ads, speeches, and direct mail (including a Gold Award winner from the New England Direct Marketing Association). He also served as communications director of AIGA Boston, the local chapter of the national association for design. Jason holds a BA in Journalism from UMass Amherst.

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Senior Creative Associate

Adrian Pio

Adrian Pio

Since joining the company in 2013, Adrian has led and collaborated on projects for clients in a diverse range of industries – from nonprofit organizations to biomedical companies, real estate firms to private universities. He previously served as a communications coordinator at the education-focused nonprofit City Year Boston, where he contributed to the organization’s blog and developed external communications materials targeted toward high-profile supporters. A writer with a sweet tooth for science, Adrian brings a deep-seated curiosity and a wide range of interests to every engagement. He holds an AB in Literary Arts from Brown University.

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Senior Creative Associate

Connor Ferguson

Connor Ferguson

A Southern California native with an uncommon zeal for nasty weather, Connor joined Libretto in 2014 after working at two local startups, where he helped shape their brand and messaging. He has produced a broad portfolio of work for clients in education, hospitality, real estate, and architecture. In addition to writing and project management, Connor oversees Libretto's digital strategy, which includes managing the firm's social media presence and serving as webmaster and publisher for The Cobbler's Children. He also acts as the firm's in-house designer. His essays and short fiction have appeared in Hobart, Monkeybicycle, The Rumpus, Gargoyle Magazine, and other publications. He holds a BA in Music from Tufts University.

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Creative Associate

Ian Sutherland

Ian Sutherland

Since joining the company in 2017, Ian has collaborated on projects in a range of industries, for clients that include private universities, secondary schools, professional theater companies, and nonprofit organizations. A New Jersey native, he came to Boston to pursue his undergraduate studies and indulge his interest in writing and politics. Ian is an avid reader, intrepid cyclist, and multi-instrumentalist – he’s especially fond of tinkering with experimental tones, tunings, and amplification methods for his guitars. Curious by nature, Ian particularly enjoys working closely with clients to learn about their occupations and passions, and then translating that understanding into engaging content. Previously, he interned for Mayor Marty Walsh’s communications team, getting a taste for the breakneck pace of public relations and gaining editorial experience writing for a public administration. Ian holds a BS in Political Communications from Emerson College.

Bookkeeper

Donna LeBlanc

Donna LeBlanc

Donna has been helping Boston companies keep track of their finances for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Libretto in 2004, Donna held accounting positions at numerous agencies including Hill Holliday, Emerson Lane Fortuna, and Polese Clancy. She holds a BS in Accounting from Northeastern University as well as an associate degree in Business Management from North Shore Community College.

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