Reilly McDonnell is a Senior Counselor at Dezenhall Resources, where she specializes in providing strategic digital insight and media relations support for crisis, issues management and strategic communication campaigns for trade associations and large corporations in the energy, natural products, education, pharmaceutical and financial industries. McDonnell is skilled in identifying and analyzing potential adversaries and then optimizing a client’s digital footprint to bolster audience engagement and loyalty to combat those adversaries.
Prior to joining Dezenhall Resources, McDonnell harnessed her knowledge in traditional public relations as an account coordinator at Ketchum. During her time there, she garnered earned media and managed third party influencers for Clorox and The Hershey Company.
McDonnell holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia with a concentration in advertising and a minor in communications. A born and raised Georgian, when not in the office she can be found trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She now lives in Arlington, VA.