Gates MacPherson is a skilled communications professional who brings experience in politics and communications to SKDK’s corporate, advocacy, and nonprofit clients.
Before joining SKDK’s public affairs team, Gates worked in New Hampshire politics for several years. Most recently, she was the senior communications advisor at the New Hampshire Democratic Party (NHDP), acting as the party’s spokesperson and specializing in developing strategic communications plans and securing earned media, particularly during Sen. Maggie Hassan’s re-election bid. During the 2020 cycle, she was the NHDP’s deputy communications director, providing communications support to Democratic candidates at both state and federal levels. In 2018, she was a field organizer for the NHDP’s coordinated campaign at the University of New Hampshire.
Gates was born and raised in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with degrees in journalism and political science.