Anita Dunn is one of the nation’s most highly regarded communications strategists, bringing decades of experience to bear for political, corporate, nonprofit and advocacy clients. Her sharp messaging and innovative approach to navigating complex issues and crises have won campaigns for a wide range of clients. A leading expert on message delivery, Anita has managed presidential debate preparations and has media- and message-trained dozens of political candidates and Fortune 100 executives.
As White House communications director and senior adviser to President Obama’s presidential campaigns, Anita directed conventional and new media communications strategies, as well as research, speechwriting, television booking, presidential events and cabinet affairs press.
Anita is Managing Director at SKDKnickerbocker. The influential Holmes Report named SKDK as the North America Public Affairs Agency of the Year in 2019, following wins in 2018, 2015 and 2016, as well as Global Public Affairs Agency of the year in 2016. SKDK also won the 2017 Sabre Award for Crisis Management and PR Agency Elite award for work with Nonprofits and Associations from PR News in 2016.