Her communications campaigns have helped pass more than 40 pieces of legislation.
Suzanne has worked for Fortune 500 companies, devising branding and marketing campaigns that have moved millions of dollars worth of products.
As senior vice president at Fenton Communications for seven years, Suzanne helped grow the firm from four people to more than 100 in three cities.
She was Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the high-tech PR firm The Launch Company, where she built the client base and managed a half-million dollars in client billings monthly.
Suzanne is co-founder of the Internet Advocacy Center and a founding member of Progressive Communicators of DC.
She has also worked as a newspaper and television reporter.
She studied at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and the Université de Paris IV – La Sorbonne, and holds a BA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Jennifer brings high-level leadership, insight, and clarity to what can sometimes be messy conversations among partners. She hears every part of a wide-ranging discussion and synthesizes it so everyone can understand.
Jennifer is sensitive to difficult issues within a group and her inclusive style results in real buy-in from diverse stakeholders.
For more than two decades, Jennifer has worked on conservation, sustainability, community advocacy, and urban environmental health issues.
She is currently the national co-chair for the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) and served in volunteer leadership positions on several local and regional conservation and youth advocacy boards in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Her management and consulting skills include:
• convening and partnership development,
• strategic planning,
• coalition and NGO capacity building, and
• communication expertise in both the private and public sectors.
Jennifer has degrees from James Madison University (B.A.) and the University of Illinois (M.A.).
But she’s learned a lot more from building her own business, being a community volunteer, and stumbling through parenthood with three children.
Patricia Brooks has placed stories in every major national newspaper, including front page features in the Washington Post and New York Times, and booked guests on countless local, national, and international radio and television programs. She spends most of her time consuming news and thinking about story ideas, and she has a constant urge to pitch people whom she meets that have good stories for the media whether they are clients or not.
Prior to starting MatchMap Media, she worked for a small public relations firm, RenewComm and Kelley Campaigns, a large public relations firm, Hill & Knowlton, a non-profit, Center for a New American Dream, a local newspaper, Sun Newspaper, and interned at National Public Radio and local television stations. She has also done promotions for local CBS radio stations. Having spent time at a variety of different organizations, she understands their inner workings and relates to the challenges and opportunities that each presents. In total, she has a decade of experience specializing in strategic media relations and loves it every day.
Her website can be found at www.matchmapmedia.com.
When she’s not crunching numbers she enjoys travel, spending time with her daughter and cooking.
Dr. Rosenblatt was the Associate Director for Online Advocacy at the Center for American Progress/CAP Action Fund from 2007-2013, where he designed, created, and managed the Center’s enterprise social media program and ran many online advocacy campaigns. Between 2000 and 2007, Alan provided digital strategy services via political and communications firms at the forefront of the digital politics industry, including e-advocates and his own firm, the Internet Advocacy Center (co-founded with Suzanne Turner in 2005.) Alan is a prolific writer, blogging at and writing for The Nation, npENGAGE, Turner4D’s Carpe Colloquium, Huffington Post, Social Media Today, techPresident, Big Think, Roll Call, and Campaigns & Elections. He is a frequent keynote speaker, panelist, and trainer. He has trained nearly 20,000 politicians, organizers, and activists around the world in the arts of digital strategy, including members of Congress, Arab Spring organizers, and two future kings. Alan has a Ph.D. from American University, an M.A. from Boston College in Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University. He can be found across social media @DrDigiPol.
Susan played a key role in the founding and media strategy for the 9/11 Day of Service, which contributed to Congress passing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act designating every September 11 as a National Day of Service.
For the International Services Division of the American Red Cross, Susan secured national media coverage in the immediate aftermath of the 2006 Indonesian earthquake and was part of the media response team in the days following Hurricane Katrina, not only for the ARC but also for RedRover, one of the top national animal rescue organizations in the country.
Susan is the founder of Progressive Communicators of Washington, D.C., a network of over 1,500 progressive advocacy communications professionals.
Sascha is a well-known political news commentator. She appears regularly on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network and is a long-time contributor to MSNBC and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Internationally, she can be seen on Sky News, ITN Channel 4, the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Canada’s CBC News and Global News.
Sascha has served as an adviser and staff to several presidential and congressional campaigns, the Democratic National Convention Committee, and former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA).
She graduated from Washington and Lee University and earned a diploma for Mastery of the Spanish Language from the University of Salamanca, Spain.
She has been a leading expert in communications for the conservation community for more than 20 years, through leadership positions at the Endangered Species Coalition, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and Defenders of Wildlife. She has managed events featuring the president of the United States, members of the Cabinet and numerous members of Congress, as well as national campaigns, including the National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial celebration.
She has extensive experience in message development and has created multi-level communications campaigns combining earned media, radio, video, online and social media ads with powerful messages that move the needle: influencing members of Congress and other decision-makers to vote the right way. She has produced award winning documentaries, educational videos and public service announcements; and has conducted media trainings and managed story banking efforts. She is on the steering committee for the Progressive Communicators of D.C.
On Capitol Hill, he served as senior media advisor and press secretary, working for Senators George Mitchell (D-ME), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Ernest Hollings (D-SC). He also directed public affairs campaigns for Burson-Marsteller and The Pew Charitable Trusts, as well as corporate communications programs for four Fortune 500 firms – CIGNA, ConAgra Foods, State Farm and US WEST.
Most recently, he's provided strategic communications counsel to the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind at the University of Delaware, generating thought leader columns, press releases and media pitches to highlight the road map to success for the booming U.S. offshore wind industry..
Garth has two PRSA Silver Anvils (2003, 2008), a PRSA Award for Excellence (2006), and two CIPRA awards (1999, 2000).
He studied at Columbia University's School of International & Public Affairs and School of Journalism and has a BA from Stanford University in political science and human biology.