An award-winning strategist, Nell has worked across sectors and issues, including technology, health care, education, civil liberties, and the economy.

Over the past 15 years, she has worked with some of the nation’s largest brands and prominent advocacy organizations, on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns. Nell works with business leaders, advocates, and experts to develop effective communications strategies, messaging, and national and local earned media placements. Prior to working with Crosscut, Nell was at SKDKnickerbocker for nearly a decade, leading the firm’s largest clients and building the D.C.-based public affairs team. The firm was named the Holmes Report 2018, 2016 and 2015 Public Affairs Agency of the Year. 

Before that, Nell was Press Secretary for Senator Jeanne Shaheen where she developed a broad understanding of the political landscape, the mechanics of media, and where decision makers turn for information. Prior to that, as a director at The Glover Park Group, Nell designed and executed an award-winning integrated campaign for the nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights to promote the Center’s Guantanamo Bay-related legal activities and expertise. She also worked at national headquarters of the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign, and began her career at The Albright Group. S

Nell received her master’s degree in media and public affairs and her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from The George Washington University.