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

Adam Bink

Adam Bink

Vice President

Alexander Boykin

Alexander Boykin

Learning Programs Specialist

Jennifer Carnig

Jennifer Carnig

Senior Vice President

Mark Dessauer

Mark Dessauer

Vice President

Kevin Forster

Kevin Forster

Chief Financial Officer

Tonya Gardner

Tonya Gardner

Executive Assistant to Kristen Grimm

Annabelle Gardner

Annabelle Gardner

Senior Account Manager

Caroline Gasparini

Caroline Gasparini

Account Coordinator

Shari Goins

Shari Goins

Senior Project Accountant

Kristen Grimm

Kristen Grimm

President

Erin B. Hart

Erin B. Hart

Chief Innovation Officer

Kamara Jones

Kamara Jones

Director

Kristiana Jordan

Kristiana Jordan

Senior Account Executive

Jenny Kern

Jenny Kern

Vice President

Liv Kittel

Liv Kittel

Director

Ellie Klerlein

Ellie Klerlein

Vice President

Corey Martin

Corey Martin

Staff Accountant

Sydney McKenney

Sydney McKenney

Senior Account Executive of Creative

Haley McKey

Haley McKey

Senior Account Executive

Brenda Melvin

Brenda Melvin

Director of Human Resources

Melanie Moon

Melanie Moon

Senior Account Manager

Dennis Poplin

Dennis Poplin

Senior Vice President

Michael Ramsey

Michael Ramsey

Senior Account Executive

Gabriel Rodriguez

Gabriel Rodriguez

Senior Account Manager

Hannah Ross

Hannah Ross

Account Executive

Nima Shirazi

Nima Shirazi

Director

Jacquelyn Smith

Jacquelyn Smith

Account Executive

Heather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan

Director of Operations

Jen Thom

Jen Thom

Vice President

Aaron Zeiler

Aaron Zeiler

Account Coordinator

Getting Your Story Covered: Tips for Top-Notch Media Pitching Part Two

Mike Carter-Conneen

By Mike Carter-Conneen
Director

  In the first installment of this two-part series, I shared some insights from my years working in TV news and media relations, focusing on the best methods to get your pitches seen by reporters. In this part, I review some strategies for increasing the odds those reporters will actually… (read more)

An E.D.’s Guide to Essential Strategic Communication Know-How, Compliments of Spitfire’s Executive Leadership Program

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  I’ve been working with a number of new executive directors this past year. After years of hard work, or in some instances, after waking up from a dream about a new organization that MUST exist, these people found themselves with all eyes on them. From the moment they updated… (read more)

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)

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