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Thomas Dennis Higgins, American public relations professional. Recipient News Station of Year award Massachusetts Associated Press Broadcasters, 1985, Best Spot News award Massachusetts Associated Press Broadcasters, 1986, Best Editorial award Massachusetts Associated Press Broadcasters, 1987, Innovations in State and Local Government award Ford Foundation/Harvard University, 1991, Government Innovations award Council State Governments, 1995.


Higgins, Thomas Dennis was born on January 8, 1959 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas Dennis Higgins and Beverly Louise (Fisher) Higgins Shea.


Bachelor in Journalism, Indiana University, 1981.


Anchor, reporter Radio Station WSAR-AM, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1981-1982, Radio Sat. WEIM-AM, Fitchburg, 1982-1984. News director Radio Stations WUHN-AM and WUPE-FM, Pittsfield, 1984-1988.

Junior partner Salsbury-ziglar Marketing, Lenox, 1986. Public affairs director Massachusetts Department Environmental Protection, Boston, 1988-1992, director business and citizen services, since 1992. Founder, prin Aarow Communications, Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts, since 1996.

Member project management team Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership-Environmental Integration Project, Boston, since 1995. Member advisory board Enviro Expo-New England, Boston, 1996-1997. Member Massachusetts Local Health Commission, Boston, 1994-1996.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Finding Your Way Through DEP, 1992. Co-author: DEP Master Permit Guide, 1995.


Member, chairman Cable television Advisory Committee, North Attleboro, 1992-1993, North Attleboro Board Health, 1993-1996. Member, precinct vice chair Representative Town Meeting, North Attleboro, 1993-1996. Board directors Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Pittsfield, 1985-1988.

Member National Puerto Rico Network (executive).


  • Other Interests

    Camping, home brewing, internet.


Married Barbara Jane Crowell, October 24, 1987. Children: Alison, Andrew.

Thomas Dennis Higgins Shea

Beverly Louise (Fisher) Higgins Shea

Barbara Jane Crowell

Alison Higgins

Andrew Higgins