Chanel brings deep experience in non-profit and government communications having worked in senior roles in the public sector building integrated communications plans and advising senior officials on social impact issues to educate and engage the public. Most recently, she served as the communications director for NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray where she positioned the First Lady as a thought leader and mental health advocate on the national stage, and led the Communications practice to develop assets that connected internal and external stakeholders to objectives, initiatives and goals.
A former journalist, Chanel covered a range of topics from politics to public health crises. She also worked as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill addressing constituent concerns in her home state of Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from The American University and a bachelor's degree from Elon University.