Cecelia Prewett

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Managing Director & President of DC Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

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Cecelia Prewett focuses on strategic communications involving crisis, litigation, brand reputation and issues management. Her biggest strength is strategy—with a keen ability to see around corners and think five to 10 steps ahead on how that strategy will land for a client. At SKDK, she spearheaded the formation of the Litigation, Regulation, Investigation practice.

She has a proven record of giving strategic counsel to C-suite decision makers and senior government officials. Cecelia is an expert at marrying public policy issues with strategic communications, drawing on her experience at every level of public affairs: executive, federal, state, local and advocacy organizations.

A testimonial from a long-time client said: “Cecelia has tirelessly guided our PR and GR teams to inform the public about an issue of the utmost importance to our nation’s finance system. Cecelia’s work has exposed grievous misconduct, spurred government regulators into action, resulting in fines, penalties, and much needed accountability by the wrongdoer. Cecelia’s work is exemplary, effective, and compelling.”

In addition to working for the Obama administration, she’s served as a top policy adviser and spokesperson for three members of Congress, a governor, and her home state legislature. Cecelia was the director of public affairs and senior policy adviser to the chairman at the Federal Trade Commission. During her time with the American Association for Justice and AARP, Cecelia created media campaigns with a focus on crisis work. On Capitol Hill, she was communications director for former Representatives Rahm Emanuel, Carolyn McCarthy, and Bob Filner.

The child of an Army officer, Cecelia holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University, where she is an adjunct professor.