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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Marvin McMoore

Marv McMoore is a political strategist, activist, and partnership builder, who specializes in communicating to hard-to-reach communities through digital paid media and digital-first creative.

Marv was the digital media strategist and ad-maker for some of the most competitive races in the nation – including for the DSCC IE’s reelection of Sen. Raphael Warnock, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, and Hawaii Congresswoman Jill Tokuda. On President Joe Biden’s historic 2020 presidential campaign, he worked as the lead consultant for the digital paid media program targeting Black voters.

Marv also produced ads and digital media strategies for leading organizations such as Climate Power Action, League of Conservation Voters Action, and Supermajority Education Fund.

Prior to joining SKDK Marv was the National Youth Director for Pete Buttigieg, a two-time National President of the College Democrats, an Executive Committee Member of the DNC, and has served in various leadership positions in local government.

As a native Long Islander, he started his career working in community development and public engagement roles at home. Marv earned a 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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Jack Sterne

Jack is a seasoned public affairs professional who uses his experience working in government and on campaigns — along with his extensive contacts in the New York City and Albany press corps — to help SKDK’s clients run strategic influence campaigns, secure positive media coverage, and respond to crises. His work has included helping the city’s largest non-profit providing shelter and support for homeless families navigate the migrant crisis, leading multiple coalitions advocating for legislation in Albany, and working with major hospital systems on internal and external communications.

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 New York’s 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 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 and worked in the State Senate and for New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

When Jack joined SKDK in 2021, Business Insider listed him as one of the year’s “25 top public relations hires.” Born and raised in Connecticut, Jack is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science.

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Kara Dailey

Kara Dailey is a leader of SKDK’s digital branch, where she creates and manages email fundraising and marketing programs to support a variety of political candidates and campaigns.

Throughout her career, Kara has built numerous fundraising programs at the congressional, state and national levels that have raised millions of dollars online. Her work has helped grow revenue for Senator Doug Jones, Representative John Lewis, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Governor Roy Cooper, and Senator Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign.

A Virginia native, Kara graduated from George Mason University where she studied Political Science and Communication.

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Kyle Schnoebelen

Kyle is a strategist and speechwriter working on the front lines of today’s biggest issues, from climate change to our economic recovery from Covid-19. He has written for cabinet officials, members of Congress, Academy Award winners, CEOs, and civil rights leaders. An expert in helping principals discover and refine their voices, he has crafted opinion pieces appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and The Economist, among others, as well as trained spokespeople to deliver their messages through major media outlets.

At SKDK, Kyle has developed persuasive messaging in service of reducing police violence, expanding reproductive rights, taxing billionaires, and maintaining the separation of church and state. Prior to joining SKDK, Kyle led brand and message R&D projects at a boutique consulting firm. That work included a global effort at the U.S. Department of State to rebrand the Fulbright Scholars Program. He has also served as an editor at the Center for American Progress, a Washington D.C. think tank. 

Kyle graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in public policy. He is a part-owner of the Green Bay Packers and a full-time history nerd.

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Kelly Higgins

Kelly is an experienced researcher specializing in politics and issue advocacy. She has conducted political research in more than 30 countries and has moderated 100 focus groups in 20+ states for various campaigns, organizations, and corporations.

At SKDK, she leads quantitative and qualitative projects on a variety to topics for corporate and issue advocacy clients. Many of her projects center on improving equity and reproductive justice including work with Center for Policing Equity, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and a landmark post-2020 election study of more than 3,500 AAPI women nationwide for the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF).

She began her career at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, where her clients included three U.S. Senators, two members of Congress, and national research for End Citizens United. Prior to joining SKDK, she worked at ClearPath Strategies.

Kelly is a proud Philadelphian and UPenn graduate. Prior to starting her research career, she lived in Maine where she worked part-time as a lobster fisherman.

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Grace Gill Qayoumi

As a member of the L.A. public affairs team, Grace advises clients on strategic communication strategies aimed at elevating and protecting corporate and public reputation. Prior to joining SKDK, Grace worked at Edelman’s Reputation and Advisory practice, where she supported Fortune 500 clients across a range of sectors such as consumer retail, beauty, healthcare on corporate communications, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, executive visibility and brand transformation. Grace also brings digital and management consulting experience during her time at ICF Next. She began her career at the Natural Resources Defense Council, supporting the environmental nonprofit’s Climate & Clean Air and India Initiative programs.

Grace is a double Trojan, having graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California.

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Shilpa Ingram

Shilpa is a Vice President on the Public Affairs team in Washington D.C. Prior to working at SKDK, she consulted for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private foundations. Shilpa began her career in politics on President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. She subsequently worked at a political consulting firm and in the White House as Associate Staff Secretary, managing and directing the flow of the President’s written materials and nightly briefing book.

Shilpa received both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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