Strategic Advisor

Dara Klatt is a multi-faceted storytelling professional. A strategic and creative thinker, she is a proven communications leader and an accomplished writer and editor. Dara has provided strategic communication, issues management and creative messaging to a cross-section of clients, from global hospitality leaders to high-tech startups, and from Emmy-winning production companies to education pioneers. For the past three years, she has served as an adjunct professor of PR writing at American University’s School of Communications. She is also a contributing freelance editor at Washington Life magazine.

Over her career, she has offered media guidance to dozens of executives and has successfully managed teams to launch large, complex initiatives, including the launch of Hilton’s Thrive@Hilton global campaign.  While at Discovery Education, she managed nearly 40 ongoing programs, including the partnership launches with 3M, Lockheed Martin, the NBA, EA Sports, NFLPA and the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Prior to this, Dara was a Senior Director of Communications with National Geographic Channels, providing corporate communications and consumer publicity for the entertainment cable television networks.  She has additional experience in government relations, public affairs, promotions, events and broadcast news.