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Holly Shulman is a public affairs professional with experience leading communications strategy for political campaigns, for issue advocacy campaigns, for corporations, and in the public sector—both in the US and abroad.
As the international affairs spokesperson for the US Treasury Department, Shulman formulated and executed large-scale media plans to promote Treasury’s international work, including its work at the G-20, the IMF, and the World Bank. Working with key reporters in international financial centers, she promoted Treasury's regulatory, financial, and development priorities around the world, and served as the spokesperson for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).
Shulman has also spent a decade working in domestic politics. As national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee, New Hampshire communications director for Obama for America, and as the communications director for congressional and Senate campaigns in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and other key states, Shulman has managed overall strategy and day-to-day tactics for campaigns across the country. As press secretary for the Sierra Club and as a communications consultant for Planned Parenthood, Protect Our Care, EMILY’s List, and other organizations, she used creative tactics to generate local and national media, changing policy outcomes on high-stakes issues.
Shulman graduated from Vassar College in 2004. She enjoys cooking elaborate meals in short time frames, and recently returned to DC after 9-month trip around the world.
As world leaders gather to kick off the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, CGD’s experts weigh in to shed some light on the ongoing debates, with innovative evidence-based solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges, and also discuss what’s not on the agenda but should be.