Communications and Legislative Affairs Officer
Colleen Klemczewski specializes in strategic communications campaign development. She currently serves as the Communications and Legislative Affairs at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) promoting the Foundation’s grants and activities. Prior to joining FFAR, she worked for the DC-based public affairs firm, kglobal, supporting the U.S. Navy Office of Information at the Pentagon. In this position she worked with stakeholders to develop and implement strategic communications plans on a range of issues including energy, budget and cyber, in addition to various other Navy platforms, policies and initiatives.
Colleen has also worked at USA Rice Federation, an agricultural trade association that serves as the global advocate for U.S. rice farmers, millers and merchants. In her role at USA Rice Federation, Colleen was responsible for expanding digital media presence, engaging key influencers in the industry, and developing branded content that included strategic messaging points.
She previously served as the Media Analyst for the Berdeo Group, an executive coaching and project management consulting firm. In this position, Colleen identified relevant audiences, maximized brand exposure, and tracked media coverage for the Berdeo Group. She also assisted in the promotional campaign of their Amazon best-selling book Radical Sabbatical.
Colleen first gained experience in the public affairs industry as a Research Associate at kglobal.
Colleen graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana with degrees in History and Psychology and a minor in Anthropology.