|Kristian Denny Todd|
Kristian Denny Todd is a seasoned communications professional and a veteran of numerous successful Democratic campaigns. She recently served as Senior Communications Strategist to U.S. Senator Jim Webb’s 2006 victory in Virginia where she directed all earned and paid media strategy on behalf of the candidate. Webb’s victory tipped the control of the U.S. Senate back to the Democrats. She joined Steve Jarding and Jessica Vanden Berg in creating Maverick Strategies and Mail providing direct mail and consulting services for Democratic candidates and progressive causes.
She began her career in 1992 in her home state of Florida as an aide to then-Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Bo Johnson. In 1993, Denny Todd moved west where for five years she worked first for U.S. Representative Gary Condit (CA-18) and later for the Washington state Democratic Party, as well as, the 1996 Washington state Democratic Coordinated Campaign effort. In 1998, Denny Todd worked as Press Secretary in U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings’ reelection campaign in South Carolina.
In 1999, she moved to Washington DC where she served as Press Secretary in the office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA). In 2000, Denny Todd became the first Public Relations Director for Atlantic Media Group, a Washington- based company who publishes such politically-centered staples as the well–respected National Journal and the ever popular The Hotline, as well as, the historic and highly revered Atlantic Monthly. For two years, Denny Todd worked to create and implement communications and promotions strategy for Atlantic Media Group publications and correspondents.
In 2002, Denny Todd returned to politics by accepting a position with U.S. Senator John Edwards’ (NC) leadership PAC, New American Optimists. She spent a year as a Senior Political Aide in Iowa where she was sent to lay the ground work for Senator Edward’s 2004 run for the Democratic nomination for President. In early 2002, Denny Todd was the first 2004 Presidential staffer on the ground in Iowa.
Later in 2003, Denny Todd returned to her Florida roots when U.S. Senator Bob Graham (FL) entered the race for the Democratic nomination for President. Out of respect and admiration for the former Florida Governor, as well as a little home state pride, she went to work for his campaign as National Spokesperson.
In 2004, Denny Todd joined The Strategy Group as a Senior Strategist.
Denny Todd resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Chuck Todd, daughter, Margaret, and son, Harrison.
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