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C.D.S. (Annapolis, MD)

C.D.S. is a media relations, PR, and communications professional who has booked a national news/talk radio show, made multiple books NY Times bestsellers, and led PR efforts for the world’s largest refugee resettlement program. She has a unique and well-rounded blend of experience, having served on the media, public relations, and in-house side of communications. She is currently a media relations and marketing consultant to small businesses and prospective book authors. From 2013-2016, she positioned the Catholic bishops as a voice in the refugee/immigrant/human trafficking sphere, via earned (e.g. NBC News, Univision, etc.) and social media, and led a branding initiative to design and implement the department’s own logo. As Communications Manager at the bishops’ conference, she also wrote remarks and speeches for the executive director, and chaired event planning committees for national conferences. From 2009-2011 she worked for Simon & Schuster where she was promoted to Senior Publicist and created public relations campaigns for 65 books ranging from business to cooking, religion, and history. Her publicity efforts secured her authors on outlets such as NPR and in niche magazines and local hometown media, and propelled the books on to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Earlier in her career, she was a Booker for one of the top 15 news/talk radio shows in the country, The Alan Colmes Show. She reviewed pitches and press releases on a daily basis, booked guests ranging from John McCain to Gene Simmons, and produced research packets for all topics. She has a Master in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University (repeatedly ranked the #1 PR program in the country by PR Week magazine) and a BA in English from Lehigh University.

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