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Government Services

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Centers for Disease Control
Corporation for National & Community Service
Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Americorps
Government Services

Government Services

American taxpayers are the world’s toughest boss.

We know the power of measurement—and the importance of accountability. For over 20 years, we’ve helped government departments and agencies better serve the public by providing education, information, and access to important resources. In the process, we’ve expanded volunteerism, combatted food insecurity, and given veterans, seniors, first-time homeowners, and students the tools they need to get ahead. We are lean and nimble, relentlessly focused on results. And we make sure every investment counts.

Our TeamExperienced and Driven for Change

Katie Schofield

Katie Schofield

Vice President / government-services

Katie brings more than a decade of experience in communications strategy to a diverse portfolio of clients focused on food security and nutrition support, volunteer service, financial education and women’s health. She provides strategic counsel to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)—including message development, content creation, earned, paid and digital media strategy and evaluation—to demonstrate the agency’s impact on communities and those who serve.

Katie previously served as the account lead for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) national media campaign to raise awareness and educate eligible individuals, families and trusted messengers about nutrition assistance as a resource to help families struggling to make ends meet. Katie also serves as a point person for incoming new business requests.

  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Fight the Lady Killer

Megan Lowry

Susan Feeney

Susan Feeney

Partner / government-services

Susan co-leads our Seattle office, overseeing an innovative team that supports a diverse roster of national, West Coast and global clients. Her primary focus is on strategic communications and advocacy around education policy, as well as public health, improving conditions for youth in foster care and enhancing the quality of life in small towns of the Intermountain West.

Key clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, UW Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Susan is a storyteller, writer and expert in public positioning, advocacy, leveraging digital content, media relations and public speaking. She joined GMMB in 2009 after an award-winning career in journalism that included nearly a decade as senior editor of NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, and many years as a reporter covering the White House and national politics.

  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sandy Won

Sandy Won

Vice President / government-services

Sandy brings more than 15 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in strategic communications planning, message development, advocacy, web and social media strategy, marketing and branding.

At GMMB, Sandy specializes in health coverage, working with organizations, foundations and government agencies. She leads work for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Connecting Kids to Coverage Campaign, a national effort to enroll eligible families into Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. She also provides strategic counsel and manages health coverage initiatives for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Prior to GMMB, Sandy directed strategic communications for the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global development institute focused on ending global poverty among women and girls. Previously, she worked for the Alliance for Retired Americans, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, where she helped position the organization’s communications and advocacy efforts around Medicare and Social Security. She also worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, managing communications activities to support the group’s policy advocacy and outreach to grassroots organizations.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kaia Lenhart

Kaia Lenhart

Partner / government-services

Kaia is an expert in comprehensive communications and advocacy strategies who leads the firm’s global health and development portfolio, focusing on maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition and disease prevention.

She has managed in-country issue campaigns with local governments and partners, and developed U.S. and international media and advocacy strategies for some of the world’s most high-profile clients. Kaia’s secret sauce — individually designed campaigns that are culturally fluent and combine wide-ranging tactics to engage decision-makers, raise awareness and visibility, and move policy forward.

Kaia has directed award-winning issue and brand campaigns to advance causes ranging from reproductive health to maternal and child nutrition in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Israel and Viet Nam. She serves as senior strategic advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, among others.

 

  • Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
  • Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Scaling Up Nutrition
  • United Nations Foundation
  • World Bank Group

Jennifer Kohl

Jennifer Kohl

Vice President / government-services

Specializing in media relations, crisis communications and message development, Jen uses creative earned media strategies to get our clients in the news—or to keep them out of it, depending on the situation. After spending more than a decade in political communications on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill, she brings an innovative approach to issue campaigns for clients by applying the same basic principles that led The Washington Post to recognize her as one of DC’s top 25 media strategists.

From landing interviews for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law’s spokespeople with top media seeking expert analysis of the milestone Supreme Court voting rights cases to blanketing the airwaves and papers around the country for the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, Jen’s media strategies have secured stories for our clients on NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, AP, Huffington Post and Bloomberg News, as well as on and local print, radio and broadcast outlets across the country. When she’s not killing it in the media, she also provides strategic counsel on GMMB’s public affairs work.

 

  • American Beverage Association
  • Autocare Association
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Ellen Frawley

Ellen Frawley

Partner / government-services

Ellen is the leader you want around when the challenge is big and the timing tight. A veteran strategist with more than 25 years working on issues and causes across sectors—from startups to NGOs—she brings a powerful blend of possibility and pragmatism that guides clients and teams toward new solutions and measurable success.

Ellen designs and manages large-scale national communications efforts, including media and partnership strategies, message and creative development, and advanced audience targeting. She led the GMMB team that created and launched the Women’s Heart Alliance and the award-winning Fight the Ladykiller campaign, which employs new strategies to combat women’s heart disease. Ellen also leads GMMB’s work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to raise consumer awareness of the agency and its tools, helping consumers make informed financial decisions.

Whether engaging more Americans in volunteering or assisting military families to become better financially prepared, Ellen is committed to advancing positive change in people’s lives. Outside of GMMB, Ellen serves on the national board of directors of Friends of the Children, a unique mentoring program serving our most vulnerable children from kindergarten through high school.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Millennial Trains Project
  • Fight the Lady Killer

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

Senior Vice President / government-services

Sarah has more than 14 years of experience creating research-based awareness and behavior change campaigns that drive consumers to action.

Sarah serves as the project lead for work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—a federal agency created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In this role, Sarah leads a team of research and marketing strategists to raise awareness of the agency’s work so that more Americans benefit from its financial tools and resources. Her expertise includes qualitative and quantitative research; development of positioning platforms; messaging and target audience strategies; branding; advertising development; media planning; and placement and analysis of campaign effectiveness.

Sarah also provides strategic counsel for the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s financial literacy and investor protection campaigns. These programs aim to connect military personnel and their families to unbiased financial information, and help older investors learn to spot and avoid fraud. Her work has included branding and messaging, social and earned media, paid advertising, stakeholder coordination and outreach, and on-the-ground educational events.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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