D’Seantè Parks joins SKDK as Senior Vice President

D’Seantè Parks

NEW YORK, NY – Today, SKDK announced D’Seantè Parks joins the firm’s New York City office as a Senior Vice President. With more than a decade of communications experience for public, private, and non-profit organizations, Parks brings deep public affairs expertise to her new role at the firm, where she will support a diverse portfolio of advocacy and public affairs clients.

“D’Seantè is an absolute star. She’s experienced, passionate, and whip-smart — and we are hugely lucky to have her. At SKDK, we know that we are only as good as our people. With D’Seantè coming on board, we’ve strengthened our firm and the many clients we serve,” said Josh Isay, CEO of SKDK.

Prior to joining SKDK, Parks maintained an independent public affairs consulting practice and founded civic empowerment app, 1000 MORE, which allows users to advocate for their communities in the legislative process. She has worked across federal, state, and local elections, including on U.S. Senate campaigns for former Senators Mary Landrieu and Kamala Harris. Parks recently completed a Master of Public Policy degree at the Harvard Kennedy School where she contributed to various publications, including a playbook for campaigns to combat misinformation and disinformation attacks. She holds a Bachelor of Political Communication from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University where she contributed research for several published works on the roots of propaganda in America. Parks previously was an Associate on SKDK’s public affairs team in DC.

“At SKDK, I will be able to deliver top-tier communications services with a personal touch to some of the country’s most important organizations. SKDK is the leading public affairs and political consulting firm and I’m lucky to call it my home base,” said D’Seantè Parks. “I’m looking forward to building on our civic and non-profit communications work.”

About SKDK

SKDK is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. With offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, and Albany, SKDK offers strategic support to managing a crisis, protecting a brand, advocating an issue, or winning an election.

In 2020, SKDK was a key advisor to the Biden for President campaign and helped to make history by electing Joe Biden as President of The United States and Kamala Harris, the nation’s first Black, Asian-American and first woman, as Vice President. The influential Holmes Report once again named SKDK as the North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year in 2019, following wins in 2015, 2016, and 2018. To learn more about SKDK, visit our website at www.skdknick.com. SKDK is a proud member of The Stagwell Group, a collaborative group of agencies who are out to “reinvent the holding,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The Stagwell Group portfolio includes more than a dozen best-in-class, digital-first agencies who are focused on what modern CMOs need. Learn more about Stagwell at www.stagwellgroup.com.