President of DC Public Affairs & Managing Director SKDKnickerbocker
Cecelia Prewett focuses on strategic communications involving crisis, litigation, brand reputation and issues management. She spearheaded the formation of the Litigation, Regulation, Investigation practice at SKDK.
She has a proven record of giving strategic counsel to C-suite decision makers and senior government officials. Cecelia is an expert at marrying public policy issues with strategic communications, drawing on her experience at every level of public affairs: executive, federal, state, local and advocacy organizations.
In addition to working for the Obama administration, she’s served as a top policy adviser and spokesperson for three members of Congress, a governor and her home state legislature. Cecelia was the director of public affairs and senior policy adviser to the chairman at the Federal Trade Commission. During her time with the American Association for Justice and AARP, Cecelia created media campaigns with a focus on crisis work. On Capitol Hill, she was communications director for former Representatives Rahm Emanuel, Carolyn McCarthy and Bob Filner.
Cecelia holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University, where she is an adjunct professor.