Former Giuliani Aide Levnson Joins Edelman Public Affairs
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Former Giuliani Aide Levnson Joins Edelman Public Affairs

Edelman has hired Katie Levinson as senior vice president and political director in its New York public affairs practice. Levinson’s background includes serving as communications director and spokeswoman for presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Edelman has hired Katie Levinson as senior vice president and political director in its New York public affairs practice. Levinson’s background includes serving as communications director and spokeswoman for presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, as well as senior member of the White House Communications team.

 

Most recently, as chief spokeswoman and communications director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign, Levinson was responsible for all aspects of strategic and crisis communications, overseeing the press office, rapid response team, war room, regional press operation and national surrogate program. She previously served as communications director for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s victory in California, driving all strategic, crisis and day-to-day communications for the campaign.

 

Prior to the Schwarzenegger campaign, Levinson served as director of television at the White House where she was the primary liaison and spokeswoman for all television network executives, anchors and producers and was involved in a wide range of issues including foreign policy and national security, economic policy, Supreme Court nominations and crisis communications.

 

Before serving in the White House, Levinson was a senior spokeswoman and director of broadcast media for the Republican National Committee (RNC) during President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004.

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