Paige Hill

Paige Hill is an expert communicator with experience in presidential and statewide campaigns, government and television news. She brings an extensive background in media relations, communications strategy and message development to SKDK’s DC public affairs team.

Paige joined SKDK after serving as the Senior Regional Communications Director at the White House where she led a team in executing more than 1,500 interviews with officials across the Biden-Harris Administration. Paige also served in a variety of roles on the Biden-Harris campaign, including Communications Director for Biden’s historic South Carolina primary win. Prior to campaigns, Paige was a local television reporter in Oklahoma City and in Nashville where she covered breaking news, education and state politics.

An Oklahoma Native, Paige graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in journalism

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Lucy MacIntosh

Lucy MacIntosh is a campaign strategist with experience managing candidate and advocacy campaigns.

Prior to joining SKDK, Lucy was the Associate Director of Campaigns at the Hub Project, where she managed paid and earned media programs throughout the country to hold elected officials accountable.

Lucy has managed some of the toughest campaigns in the country, including Representative Anthony Brindisi’s re-election, which was one of the longest uncalled races of the election cycle in a district Trump concurrently won by 12 points. Lucy successfully managed Virginia Delegate Hala Ayala’s re-election campaign and served as her Chief of Staff. Lucy was a member of the DCCC’s Political Department in the historic 2018 cycle when Democrats flipped 40 seats to win the House. She also worked for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Lucy graduated from George Washington University and currently resides in Washington, DC.

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Madison Heuston

Madison Heuston is a Vice President on SKDK’s New York public affairs team, where she brings her experience in media, issue advocacy, and political communications to her work with the firm’s clients.

Madison joined SKDK from The New Yorker, where she developed communications strategy to promote the magazine’s award-winning journalism, products, and events. Previously, she worked at a strategic communications firm in her hometown of Pittsburgh. There, she supported a range of local and national advocacy and political clients, including the U.S. Water Alliance and United for Infrastructure.

She lives in Brooklyn and graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a degree in Political Science.

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Marvin McMoore

Marv McMoore Jr. is a political strategist, activist, and partnership builder, with over ten years of experience working in national politics and local government. At SKDK, Marv helps clients reach online audiences using cutting-edge strategies and a digital-first creative approach.

On President Joe Biden’s historical presidential campaign, he worked as the lead consultant for the digital paid media program targeting Black voters. This was the largest digital investment in Black voters at the time. Marv also served as the National President of the College Democrats and as an Executive Committee Member of the DNC.

As a native Long Islander, he started his career working in community development and public engagement roles at home. Marv earned bachelor’s degree in political science at Northeastern University and a master’s degree in campaign and election management at Fordham University.

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Cathryn Vaulman

As a Vice President on the Public Affairs team, Cathryn provides strategic communications counsel to SKDK’s corporate, advocacy, and nonprofit clients.

Before joining SKDK, Cathryn advised clients facing reputational threats, legal and regulatory actions, activist campaigns, crises, and performance challenges while working at strategic communications firms in New York and Washington, D.C. She leverages her expertise in message development, issues management, and media relations, as well as her experience across a range of situations and industries, in her work with clients at SKDK.

Prior to her work in communications, Cathryn also served as an assistant editor for economics and finance at Oxford University Press.

Cathryn received a bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University.

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Tatiana Torres

Tatiana is a well-rounded business professional with nearly 19 years of experience in the public, private, non-profit sector, and philanthropy. Her work for both domestic and international organizations has consistently been in fast-paced, outcome- oriented environments. As a fierce advocate for racial equity and diversity, she deeply understands the value of elevating necessary and much needed voices at decision-making tables.

Most recently, Tatiana joined SKDKnickerbocker as VP of Public Affairs.
Prior to SKDK, Tatiana served in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Administration, as the Director for External Affairs and Engagement for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development where she was tasked with rethinking and strategizing how District government conducts business, invests, supports the workforce, and ensures that District residents, especially those in vulnerable communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to her return to District government, Tatiana served for three and a half years as the Director of Community Health and Social Impact for the National Capital Area for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region’s largest not-for-profit insurer. She managed a sponsorship budget with her team of $38 million that supported over 250 organizations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and West Virginia.

Tatiana is incredibly passionate about public service having spent twelve years working and volunteering for local and state governments in New Jersey, Florida, and Washington D.C. and national campaigns, which included two Presidential.

Tatiana serves on several local and national boards. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations; advisory board member of the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Program; advisory board member of Concordia; member of the 2020 Class of Leadership Greater Washington; Washington Hispanic’s 100 Most Influential Latinos; and was named the Washington Business Journal’s Forty under 40.

Tatiana attended Montclair State University where she received a Broadcast Journalism Bachelor’s degree. In 2013, she graduated with her Executive Master’s in Business/ Leadership degree from Georgetown University. She currently resides in Washington D.C.

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Jack Sterne

Jack is a seasoned public affairs professional who uses his experience working on campaigns and in government, along with his extensive contacts in the New York City and Albany press corps, to help SKDK’s clients respond to crises, secure positive media coverage, and run strategic campaigns. In 2021, Business Insider listed Jack as one of the “25 top public relations hires.”

Prior to joining SKDK, Jack served as Deputy Communications Director for the New York Governor’s Office during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he oversaw a portfolio including the unemployment system, the state’s safe economic reopening, and the vaccine rollout. Previously, Jack worked at Empire State Development, New York’s economic development agency, where he managed press on the successful effort to build a new arena for the New York Islanders at Belmont Park racetrack on Long Island.

Before serving in state government, Jack was Press Secretary on NYS Attorney General Tish James’ campaign, which successfully elected the first woman of color to a statewide office in New York. Prior to that, Jack worked in the State Senate and for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Jack is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science.

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Margit Westerman

Margit Westerman is a digital media and messaging strategist who works with political, non-profit, advocacy, and corporate clients at SKDK. She brings winning expertise from her time as Senate Majority PAC’s digital director in the 2020 cycle, overseeing digital ad production, media strategy, and forays into new messaging mediums. Prior to SMP, she gained valuable earned media and events marketing experience at a start-up, and worked on national list building and fundraising as part of the in-house ads team on the Clinton presidential campaign. She’s helped various organizations including EMILY’s List, GLAAD, NextGen and more to achieve their electoral and fundraising goals.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Margit earned her bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University.

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Rebecca Kim

Rebecca Kim is a seasoned media strategist with more than 14 years of communications experience in both the non-profit and corporate sector. In addition to leading national media campaigns for some of the most renowned cultural institutions in the country, Rebecca has forged partnerships with corporations, sports and entertainment brands, and art institutions on behalf of those she’s worked for.

Prior to joining SKDK, Rebecca served as Associate Director of Partnerships and Assistant Director of Public Relations and External Communications for Jazz at Lincoln Center. During that time, she led promotions and outreach for concerts, musicians, education and advocacy programs, all with the underlying message that jazz is a metaphor for democracy. Prior to that, Rebecca helped lead national publicity campaigns for brands like Foot Locker, Oakley, and G.H. Mumm. Rebecca started her career at American Ballet Theatre where she managed press for the organization.

Rebecca is a born and bred New Yorker. She received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College.

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Olivia Lapeyrolerie

Olivia Lapeyrolerie is a seasoned media strategist with experience in government relations, campaigns and crisis communications.

Prior to joining SKDK, Olivia served as Mayor de Blasio’s First Deputy Press Secretary where she developed and implemented communications strategies for major policy and personnel announcements. Olivia was the lead spokesperson for the federal investigation into the New York City Housing Authority and numerous public safety emergencies. Additionally, Olivia advised the Mayor’s presidential run and served as the Columbus Regional Press Secretary for Hillary for America. Olivia began her career at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Obama Administration.

A Cleveland native, Olivia received her Master’s Degree in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She is a published author and poet based in Brooklyn.

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