Managing Director & Chief of Staff
Nell Callahan leads public affairs campaigns for corporate, nonprofit and advocacy clients. She specializes in overall communications strategy, messaging, and national and local earned media placement.
Throughout her career, Nell has worked across a number of diverse sectors, including health care, education, civil liberties, economic issues and technology, providing a wide range of public affairs services and strategies. In 2013, Washington Women in Public Relations recognized Nell’s work and prowess, awarding her their Emerging Leader Award.
With Capitol Hill experience, Nell has a broad understanding of the political landscape, the mechanics of media and where decision makers turn for information. As press secretary for Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Nell engaged media on issues including health care reform, Wall Street reform, comprehensive energy legislation, national security and economic issues. Prior to that, as a director at The Glover Park Group, she developed and executed an award-winning integrated campaign for the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights to promote the Center’s Guantanamo Bay–related legal activities and expertise.
Prior to joining The Glover Park Group, she worked for the National Alliance to End Homelessness and at the national headquarters of the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign in 2004.
She received her master’s degree in media and public affairs and her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from The George Washington University.