Maria Landron

Maria is a member of the public affairs team in New York City, where she works with a variety of SKDK’s corporate, nonprofit, and advocacy clients.

In her previous role, she successfully implemented the census campaign for The Village of Royal Palm Beach; securing the #1 census response in Palm Beach County. Her other public relations experiences include: The Moore Agency, The National Immigration Forum, Borderless PR LLC, and The Alzheimer’s Association.

She graduated cum laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate for the School of Communication and Media. Her other awards include the Palm Beach Atlantic Women of Distinction Award and Circle K International’s Outstanding Board of Trustees Member.

Maria was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is originally from the Dominican Republic.

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Anna Elsasser

Anna is a public affairs associate in SKDK’s Washington, D.C. office, where she works with a variety of nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients. She is an effective communicator with a passion for crafting messages that advocate for equity and policy change. She has experience working on campaigns and on Capitol Hill, managing media relations and producing communications deliverables surrounding pro-choice politics and COVID-19 relief, health care, and affordable housing legislation.

Prior to joining SKDK, Anna worked on the press team for the Office of U.S. Senator Gillibrand and for EMILY’s List, a political action committee that supports campaigns to elect pro-choice, democratic women.

A North Carolina native, Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Sociology.

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Morgan Hopkins

Morgan is a budding political scientist and communications strategist, who brings her vast knowledge of government, politics, and public relations to SKDK’s wide range of clients, including non-profits, private entities, and social media campaigns.

Prior to joining the public affairs department, Morgan interned in Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin’s (D-IL) Washington, D.C. office working with both the press team and legislative staffers. Throughout her college career Morgan also interned with SKDK’s Public Affairs department, as well as at Intuit, The Office of Civil Rights at the FAA, the Middle East Institute, and Chemonics, International. Chicago born and raised, Morgan graduated from Howard University, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Community Development.

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Molly Salter

Molly is a public affairs senior associate in SKDK’s New York office, where she works with a variety of nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients.

Prior to joining SKDK, Molly was a writer and editor for IRI, a nonpartisan nonprofit that advances freedom and democracy worldwide. Before IRI, Molly served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, where she taught English and facilitated a variety of community development projects.

A Virginia native, Molly graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English.

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Cameron Niven

Cameron is a member of the Washington D.C. public affairs team where he works with corporate, nonprofit and advocacy clients.

Cameron originally joined SKDK as a public affairs intern where he worked heavily with clients in politics, healthcare and tech. Prior to joining SKDK, Cameron interned for the Democratic National Committee, Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) and for former congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48). He has also worked briefly as a freelance journalist where he was awarded by the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego Press Club.

Originally from California, Cameron graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s in International Relations.

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Valerie Keys

A North Carolina native, Valerie graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Political Science.

During her time in undergrad, Valerie focused on integrated marketing, journalism, and media studies. As a supervisor for UNCW’s call center, she helped raise over $600,000 for scholarships, hurricane relief, and student lead organizations. Valerie has a passion for social justice and the arts, and spent time volunteering as a drama instructor for the African-American Cultural Arts Center in her hometown.

Before SKDK, she was a fellow for Lead for North Carolina working with the Town of Pembroke.

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Chandler Dunn

Chandler works as a senior associate and executive assistant to Bill Knapp in the D.C. office. Prior to joining SKDK, Chandler interned with the New York Public Interest Research Group and Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Office, where she gained experience in public advocacy and strategic outreach.

A Philadelphia native, Chandler graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in journalism, political science and history.

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