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Take your communications to new heights.

The New Heights team offers backgrounds in all aspects of communications, campaigns, advocacy, and management, bringing an integrated approach to our work. Whether it’s running an advocacy campaign to eliminate the death penalty (we’ve done that), devising and implementing the strategy to win billions for public transit (yep, also us), or telling the stories of #MeToo victims in national outlets (you got it), we’re your team.

We got our start on presidential campaigns, so we believe that the rules of the trail apply to anyone seeking to deliver an impactful message: Tell stories, not policy prescriptions. Define yourself before others define you.  And remember, the toughest fights are often the ones most worth winning. 

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Christy Setzer
President

Christy Setzer is the President and Founder of New Heights Communications, a Washington, DC public affairs firm that provides strategic and communications counsel to mis

Jaime Horn
Principal

Jaime Horn is a Principal with New Heights, where she brings nearly 20 years of experience in communications and politics. As a consultant for Blue...

Josh Cohen
Principal

Josh Cohen, Principal at New Heights Communications, is an award-winning political consultant who has worked at the intersection of policy, politics, advocacy, communicat

Aurora Matthews
Vice President

Aurora Matthews is an award-winning writer and communications and public affairs strategist. As Vice President at New Heights Communications she brings more than ten yea

Eissa Saeed
Associate

Eissa Saeed has over three years of progressive work in strategic communication, social media management, media production and research, and event management with intern

Monica Forero
Associate

Monica Forero is a New Heights Fellow with more than two years of corporate social media management experience. She learned the value of social justice...

Ian Moor
Fellow

Ian Moor is a New Heights Fellow with experience in politics and policy at the local and national levels. Prior to joining New Heights, he...

Ritvika Chandra
Digital Advisor

Coming into her 4th election cycle, Ritvika Chandra has nearly a decade of experience as a digital consultant. She is laser-focused on using her...

Veronica Hughes
Business Manager

Veronica Hughes is an experienced professional in the areas of organizational management including accounting, creating processes, working with boards and payroll/benefit

Solace Duncan
Remembering

Solace Duncan was a Senior Associate at New Heights. She was inspired to champion important causes during an international campaign to promote couple’s HIV counseling.

Advancing justice is never easy, but at New Heights, we know that “we all do better, when we all do better.”

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Strategic and Crisis Communications

New Heights drives smart, tough public affairs campaigns by promoting issue advocacy that moves lawmakers, allies and the media to action.

Media Relations

Whether you need coverage in the New York Times, the tiniest of local outlets, or all of the above, we’ll craft a strategy to get you the headlines you want— and avoid those you don’t.

Strategic and Crisis Communications

When opponents attack, an internal crisis occurs or there’s a dramatic shift in your organization, New Heights is here to create a strategic communications plan—and to help you implement it.

Digital Services

We know how to tell stories online in compelling, creative and persuasive ways. Our digital services include social network management, ad placement and development, graphic design and web development.

Litigation Communications

When you need progress in the courtroom instead of Congress, New Heights knows how to move the dial.

Media Training

Even the best message requires excellent delivery. At New Heights, we’re not just media trainers; we also interview guests ourselves. From conducting hundreds of national media interviews, we know exactly what to do when the cameras are on– and what mistakes to avoid. We’ll help you ace your interview, every time.

Our clients are on a mission to change the world and need communications systems that can keep up with them. New Heights is up for the challenge.

We’ll make sure you’re reaching the right audiences and leveraging the best digital and traditional communications tools to tell your stories. We’ll advise on the best strategy, provide capacity when your teams are strapped, and be a true partner along the way.

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