Spitfire Strategies

Jackeline Stewart

Vice President

Jackeline Stewart is a crisis communication specialist with experience in creating and disseminating transformative narratives in the face of opposition to help advance immigration reform, racial justice, criminal justice reform and Obama administration technology and green priorities. She has collected invaluable experience working with national nonprofits and thought leaders to develop dynamic strategies that not only reach, but engage diverse audiences to spark change. Her clients include the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Ford Foundation’s Civil Rights Table and the New Americans Campaign.

Before joining Spitfire, Jackeline worked with the Opportunity Finance Network to launch Venturize, a national campaign designed to help women small business owners and entrepreneurs of color access fair and affordable loans from responsible lenders. She also modernized the organization’s communication strategies, leading efforts to create a unified brand experience and create relevant and relatable messaging.

Jackeline served in the Obama administration as press secretary at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), securing top-tier media placement and using social media to provide the American people with the critical policy and program information they need and expect from a 21st century government. A reporter tweeted that GSA is “one of the coolest agencies in federal government.” In less than 140 characters, his message was testament to successful communication and marketing strategies that transformed public opinion of the government agency.

The combination of Jackeline’s love of writing and passion for social justice fuels her drive to tell powerful stories. Jackeline started her career working on health care, immigration reform, and education issues at the National Council of La Raza. She then helped develop the Latino worker narrative at the Service Employees International Union and was a writer for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee.

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Midy Aponte

Midy Aponte

Senior Vice President

Jae Aron

Jae Aron

Senior Account Executive

Alexander Boykin

Alexander Boykin

Training Coordinator

Jennifer Carnig

Jennifer Carnig

Senior Vice President

Rupal Desai

Rupal Desai

Executive Assistant

Mark Dessauer

Mark Dessauer

Vice President

Alvin Findlay

Alvin Findlay

Controller

Kevin Forster

Kevin Forster

Chief Financial Officer

Emily Gardner

Emily Gardner

Vice President

Annabelle Gardner

Annabelle Gardner

Senior Account Executive

Shari Goins

Shari Goins

Project Accountant

Kristen Grimm

Kristen Grimm

President

Erin B. Hart

Erin B. Hart

Chief Innovation Officer

Kristiana Jordan

Kristiana Jordan

Account Coordinator

Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter

Chief Strategy Officer

Jenny Kern

Jenny Kern

Vice President

Liv Kittel

Liv Kittel

Director

Ellie Klerlein

Ellie Klerlein

Vice President

Kerry Leslie

Kerry Leslie

Senior Account Manager

Sydney McKenney

Sydney McKenney

Account Executive of Creative

Melanie Moon

Melanie Moon

Senior Account Executive

Fendi Nixon

Fendi Nixon

Junior Accountant

Mandi Osoba

Mandi Osoba

Vice President of Talent Development

Sherice Perry

Sherice Perry

Vice President

Prita Piekara

Prita Piekara

Director of External Engagement

Dennis Poplin

Dennis Poplin

Senior Vice President

Jacquelyn Smith

Jacquelyn Smith

Account Coordinator

Jackeline Stewart

Jackeline Stewart

Vice President

Heather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan

Operations Executive

Jen Thom

Jen Thom

Director

Shadya Tuason

Shadya Tuason

Account Executive

Five Lessons from the Digital Muslim Ban

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By Hannah Berkman
Director

Jennifer Carnig

By Jennifer Carnig
Senior Vice President

  The Trump administration’s relentless assault against immigrants suffered a blow in May, thanks to the tireless work of a coalition of digital civil rights advocates—and Spitfire was honored to support them. In the summer of 2017, on the heels of President Trump’s draconian Muslim travel ban, the U.S. Department… (read more)

Five Lessons Learned from Reclaim Your Vote

Jackeline Stewart

By Jackeline Stewart
Vice President

  Voter intimidation is nothing new, but people have been hearing President Trump’s false allegations of widespread voter fraud — often laced with racially coded language connecting voter fraud to urban and immigrant communities — since his 2016 campaign. The launch of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in… (read more)

Making History

A conversation with Spitfire President Kristen Grimm on the historic achievements of women — past, present and future.  It is well worth celebrating the accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month, but the fact is that women are making history every single day. That’s how Kristen Grimm sees it. Amy… (read more)

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