Heather Wilson
Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson has assumed Bill Burton’s California managing director duties at SKDKnickerbocker after the former Obama aide shocked the Democratic firm with his decision to join the independent presidential campaign of billionaire Howard Schultz.

Vice president Emily Campbell will head up the firm’s political business in the west.

Wilson joined SKDKnick in 2018 after a cup of coffee as MWWPR’s managing director-national strategic communications & crisis management on the west coast.

Earlier, she headed Abernathy MacGregor’s San Francisco office and did an eight-year stint at executive VP-corporate affairs at Weber Shandwick.

Campbell spent nearly six years at Emily’s List, working on political campaigns in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Colorado, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.

She’s worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic National Committee and consulted for Habitat for Humanity, NARAL Pro-Choice America, CARA and AmeriCares.

SKDKnick is part of Stagwell Group.