Cecelia creates solution-oriented strategies for clients faced with challenges in public affairs and politics at SKDKnickerbocker.
Cecelia works on a number of successful high-stakes regulatory cases and public affairs campaigns for companies. She has a keen understanding of the role of communications in litigation, consumer protection and antitrust matters, all culled from her experience at the Federal Trade Commission, the Hill and trade groups. In addition to working for the Obama administration, she’s worked for three members of Congress, a governor and her home state legislature.
Prior to joining SKDK, Cecelia served as the director of public affairs and senior policy adviser to the chairman at the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, Cecelia was the top communications strategist on cases involving antitrust and consumer protection.
Cecelia’s legal communications experience includes messaging on consumer protection, antitrust matters, mass torts and trial attorney issues at all levels of the federal court system.
During her time with the American Association for Justice and AARP, Cecelia created media campaigns with a particular focus on crisis work. On Capitol Hill, she was communications director for former Representatives Rahm Emanuel, Carolyn McCarthy and Bob Filner.
Cecelia holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University.