Spitfire Strategies

Hannah Berkman

Senior Account Manager

Hannah is a passionate communicator who applies her media and strategy skills to work for clients across a broad range of social justice issues. At Spitfire, Hannah has worked for organizations focused on racial and economic justice, criminal justice and police reform, internet rights, education, and immigrant and refugee employment.

Prior to joining Spitfire, Hannah was the media director at political media consulting firm 76 Words. In this role, she helped execute campaigns and produced shoots for a variety of progressive clients, including the Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, League of Conservation Voters and the Center for Gun Responsibility.

Previously, Hannah worked at Hart Research under Geoff Garin, conducting public opinion research for political, nonprofit and corporate clients. While there, Hannah was part of the team testing ads and providing polling for Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign for Virginia governor, and she helped conduct research on behalf of EMILY’s List, the American Federation of Teachers and the Service Employees International Union among others. Hannah began her career at political direct mail firm Mack Crounse Group, where she oversaw the production of and helped write pieces for nonprofit and political clients.

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