Biographical Highlights

  • Agent/ publicist, Tenor Anthony Kearns
  • Publicist, special events manager for the movie, “Act of Valor” and other clients
  • Veteran of national political conventions and national presidential campaigns
  • Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Robert Kasten (R-WI) and two U.S. Congressmen
  • Press Secretary to the National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Worked on the successful election of U.S. Senator Spence Abraham (R-MI)
  • First communications director and press secretary of the national Republican Governors Association
  • Created branding campaign for the 32 G.O.P. governors
  • Served as GOP governors’ communications liasion in the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns
  • Helped G.O.P. governors maintain their majority through seven election cycles
  • President of the bipartisan Congressional Staff Club, the largest staff organization on Capitol Hill
  • President of the Republican Communications Association for GOP press secretaries
  • Founder and president of the Republican Governors Communications Association (more…)

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s “Message Matters v. Money Matters” Program in Germany, Latvia and Lithuania
  • Co-chair of  “Communications Elements” class at the Political Management School of George Washington University
  • Guest speaker at “People to People” lectures in Washington, D.C. and New York
  • Guest lecturer, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Guest lecturer, Yale University (Women’s Campaign School)
  • Guest lecturer, Cornell University
  • Guest lecturer, American University

About

Kirsten FedewaKirsten Fedewa & Associates L.L.C. is a boutique communications and public relations consultancy founded by its principal, Kirsten A. Fedewa, who has experience at the highest levels of government, political, media and entertainment circles.

Ms. Fedewa successfully utilizes her experience and national network of contacts to assist the firm’s clients, including but not limited to world renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, for whom she has secured several multi-million dollar celebrity appearances on television (PBS, America Salutes You, The Huckabee Show, etc.) and some of the world’s most prominent stages. High-profile engagements secured by the firm include the Pre-Mass Concert for Pope Francis I in Philadelphia in September 2015 — and concerts for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bipartisan Governors, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Ambassadors, and recently, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

The firm’s highest profile client to date is former Presidential Candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR), for whom she developed a national media strategy.  Gov. Huckabee continues to work with Fedewa on special projects such as the February 2010 interview of First Lady Michele Obama on his Fox News Network television show, a children’s video series he co-founded called “Learn our History,” and publicity for his best-selling books.

Fedewa helped Gov. Huckabee win the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and seven other primaries using a shoe-string media budget. Fedewa began her work on strategic media for Huckabee as far back as 2004, personally handling all of the campaign’s media bookings, including interviews with actor Chuck Norris. The value of the earned media in the Huckabee campaign is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

In 2008, Fedewa co-produced a bi-partisan health care forum for The Obesity Society with moderator Lesley Stahl at the 2008 G.O.P. convention, working closely with Anita Dunn, President Obama’s senior communications adviser.  The forum featured Huckabee, former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, state senator Bob Clegg (NH), health care industry officials and others.  Fedewa also served as director of media scheduling at the 2008 Republican National Convention for the G.O.P.’s highest-profile surrogates, including former Gov. Mitt Romney (MA), former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Huckabee.

The firm also developed publicity campaigns for other V.I.P. clients, including Michael Reagan, best-selling author and son of Pres. Ronald W. Reagan, and the recent movie blockbuster, “Act of Valor.”  The firm’s client list includes a distinguished list of authors, artists, private-sector and nonprofit organizations, including but Children’s Hospice International, Wells of Life, the American Medical Association PAC, and the U.S. Chamber Foundation.

Fedewa is a founding Board Member of The Steamboat Institute, a nonprofit organization created in 2009 to promote America’s founding principles.  The Institute’s first inaugural Freedom Conference was carried by C-Span and featured in The Washington Post, The Denver Post, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Her work helped create the groundwork for future successful forums.

Previously she served as a senior staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and for the nation’s 32 Republican governors.

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