William Whitmire

Will Whitmire is a skilled communication strategist who specializes in earned media, communication planning, and messaging. At SKDK, Will works with a variety of clients utilizing his background in media relations, strategic communication and social media to help clients reach their goals. His writing for clients has appeared in The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and New York Daily News. His has secured media placements in The New York Times, Washington Post and MSNBC, among other outlets. Will helps leads media pitching and thought leadership for several clients, securing weekly placements in top-tier news outlets. He also led and helped roll out the groundbreaking research by Dr. Kimberly Noble titled “Baby’s First Years,” which resulted in more than 100 pieces of media coverage, including stories in Newsweek, Vox Media, MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes and the Associated Press.

Prior to joining the public affairs team at SKDK, Will worked as the Deputy Communications Director at Patriotic Millionaires where he helped build a comprehensive communication plan for the organization around economic justice and political representation. As well as developing the organization’s media relations capacity. Will has also worked as a Communications Coordinator at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization and in the Florida Senate as a Legislative Assistant.

Will is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Political Science. Will was recently inducted into Georgetown’s Hoya Professional 30, an honor awarded to recognize students and alumni who exemplify leadership and serve their communities while embodying Georgetown’s Jesuit value of “People for Others.”