As the head of Dewey Square Group’s California Public Affairs Practice, Erin develops winning campaigns and strategic communications plans that get results. She has a special focus on messaging and has effectively positioned organizations working on issues ranging from education to environmental protection to children’s health.
Prior to Joining the Dewey Square Group, Erin was a Senior Vice President at Spitfire Strategies where she led a wide variety of successful advocacy campaigns for clients. This included developing strategies to secure passage of federal consumer protection legislation on issues such as banning unfair credit card fees and increasing the safety of children’s toys. She is a former press secretary and speechwriter for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Erin was the campaign manager for a coalition of national environmental groups that successfully passed the Restore Act—federal legislation to help repair the damaged Gulf Coast region following the 2010 BP oil spill. Erin was also the campaign manager for the Child Nutrition Initiative, an effort that helped drive passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and improve school meals.
After spending the last decade in Washington D.C., Erin has returned to California and now lives in Davis. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona.