Once-youngest-ever White House political appointee.
Fearless Tweeter. Really crappy telemarketer. I am the founder of Blymire Communications where I offer public relations, branding, and advocacy counsel to Fortune 100 corporations, national non-profits, celebrity foundations, and everything in between. I serve as Vice Chairman of the board of directors for the Celiac Disease Foundation, wrote a kickass cookbook, and host popular public affairs radio segments across the Clear Channel network in Washington and Baltimore.
Prior to starting my own business, I worked in President George H.W. Bush's speechwriting office, served as corporate spokesperson for MCI and Fannie Mae, and ran international PR for Discovery Channel. I further honed my PR chops at Cone with clients like General Mills, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Labor. My PR and brand-building experience extends to my own personal and professional life where, in addition to my thriving public policy and PR business, I built an additional career in food and pop culture media, contributing to The Washington Post, Saveur, Martha Stewart, and Washingtonian, among others. I authored Mike Isabella's Crazy Good Italian (DaCapo; 2012), pen a regular column for the Cooking Channel, and once shot a pilot for a TV show in which I bought and broke down a pig's head and cooked it.
I am a native of the Pennsylvania Dutch country (Mt. Wolf, PA; pop. 800), but have called Washington, DC home for more than half my life. I'm the resident Gladys Kravitz of my Takoma Park neighborhood.
Also, back when people sent information via fax machines, I landed two jokes on national television -- one on The Tonight Show, and the other on Saturday Night Live. You should ask me about that.