As a senior vice president, Cecelia creates solution-oriented strategies for clients faced with difficult challenges in public affairs and politics.
At SKDK, Cecelia has worked on a number of successful high-stakes regulatory cases and public affairs campaigns for companies, political campaigns and nonprofits. She has a key 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.
Prior to joining SKDK, Cecelia was 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 tech companies, antitrust and issues including hospital mergers, “pay-for-delay” prescription drugs and consumer scams.
Cecelia’s legal communications experience includes messaging consumer protection, antitrust matters, mass torts and trial attorney issues at the federal district and appellate courts as well as the Supreme Court.
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, Cecelia 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.