Spitfire Strategies

Liv Kittel

Director

Liv Kittel is a creative communications strategist with a passion for finding smart solutions to big problems and empowering those around her to spark meaningful social change. Liv has an expertise in media analysis and an affinity for researching and writing.

Prior to joining Spitfire, Liv spent several years at Media Matters for America, cultivating prowess in media analysis, crisis communications and combatting media misinformation. Liv lead a large department of researchers and media monitors, and developed rapid response communications plans to defend a wide range of progressive priorities and organizations. A self-proclaimed generalist, Liv has a unique ability to synthesize large amounts of information and deftly extract salient messages on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from reproductive rights, to Latino media representation, to Net Neutrality.

At Media Matters, Liv developed extensive experience in shaping and changing news narratives, and her work has been cited by and influenced narratives in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and more.

Liv has spent years honing leadership skills and is at her best when she’s empowering others to achieve their goals. After spearheading Media Matters’ first-ever standardized onboarding, development and mentorship programs, Liv discovered she is never more energized than when she is driving equity in the workplace, whether that’s mentoring women or consulting executive leadership on implicit biases and improving employee retention.

 

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Midy Aponte

Midy Aponte

Senior Vice President

AnaChristina Arana

AnaChristina Arana

Account Coordinator

Jae Aron

Jae Aron

Senior Account Manager

Alexander Boykin

Alexander Boykin

Learning Programs Specialist

Jennifer Carnig

Jennifer Carnig

Senior Vice President

Mark Dessauer

Mark Dessauer

Vice President

Alvin Findlay

Alvin Findlay

Controller

Kevin Forster

Kevin Forster

Chief Financial Officer

Annabelle Gardner

Annabelle Gardner

Senior Account Manager

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 Executive

Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter

Chief Strategy Officer

Jenny Kern

Jenny Kern

Vice President

Liv Kittel

Liv Kittel

Director

Ellie Klerlein

Ellie Klerlein

Vice President

Sydney McKenney

Sydney McKenney

Senior Account Executive of Creative

Haley McKey

Haley McKey

Senior Account Executive

Melanie Moon

Melanie Moon

Senior Account Manager

Sherice Perry

Sherice Perry

Vice President

Prita Piekara

Prita Piekara

Director of External Engagement

Dennis Poplin

Dennis Poplin

Senior Vice President

Michael Ramsey

Michael Ramsey

Senior Account Executive

Hannah Ross

Hannah Ross

Account Executive

Nima Shirazi

Nima Shirazi

Director

Jacquelyn Smith

Jacquelyn Smith

Account Executive

Heather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan

Operations Executive

Jen Thom

Jen Thom

Vice President

Aaron Zeiler

Aaron Zeiler

Account Coordinator

COAL + ICE: Overcoming Barriers to Spark Climate Action

AnaChristina Arana

By AnaChristina Arana
Account Coordinator

  “One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from the [IPCC] report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes,” said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Get to know our newest Spitfires

There are some new faces at Spitfire, adding valuable talents and perspectives to the Spitfire team. We sat down with four of them to learn more about some of their favorite things—at work and at play.   Where were you before Spitfire? Mike Carter-Conneen Director, Washington, D.C. I spent 15… (read more)

Throwback Thursday: Thinking Through Communication Conundrums

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  One of the best jobs I ever had was at Exploration Summer Camp (their motto: where you make summer meaningful), where I worked from ages 18-21. As counselors, we made up classes to teach and we did activities in the afternoon. One day, I found myself co-leading a contraception… (read more)

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