Double Alumna Named PR Person to Watch

Megan Whittemore at the 2013 (courtesy Megan Whittemore).

Megan Whittemore at the 2013 PR People Awards luncheon in Washington, DC (courtesy Megan Whittemore).

If you keep tabs on the national political scene, you probably know that Megan Whittemore, CCAS BA ’08, GSPM MS ’10, is the Press Secretary for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (who is also a GW graduate).

Whittemore recently made headlines again when PR News included her on the “2013 PR People to Watch” list.

The PR News Group is a daily intellectual hub that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The organization’s “PR People to Watch” list recognizes risings public relations stars who are 30 and under.

Whittemore was recognized in the “Corporations & Associations” category.

“Taking complex policy and making it digestible for members of Congress, the media and the American people is not easy—Megan Whittemore does this every day,” writes Steve Goldstein. “As press secretary for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whittemore is a key member of the House leadership communications team helping to craft and execute media strategy for the Republican Majority.”

Goldstein continues:

“Whittemore excels in the always-on political environment and combines a solid understanding of the issues with strong political instincts and sensible news judgment. As an on-the-record spokesperson for the second most powerful Republican in the House, Whittemore works under intense scrutiny and tight deadlines while dealing with every major piece of legislation and world event.

Through creative and innovative media tactics, Whittemore is able to influence policy debates, communicate complex issues and ensure the Majority Leader’s perspective is accurately reflected. She drives daily and long-term messaging and proactively maintains strong relationships with key reporters at the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill and National Journal.”

The PR People Awards luncheon took place on Dec. 10, 2013 at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, DC.

–Congratulations to Megan Whittemore on this recognition! To see Whittemore’s full profile, visit the PR News site. Want to know more about Whittemore’s career? Follow her on Twitter: @MeganWhittemore

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