D'Seantè Parks

D'Seantè Parks, who has more than a decade of PA and advocacy experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, has joined SKDK in New York as senior VP.

For the past four years, she has been running her own firm in New Orleans, handling clients such as New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, Business Council of New Orleans, Fight for $15, The Poor People's Campaign and #VoteProChoice.

Parks has been long active in Pelican State politics, serving as PA director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, political director for Kander for US Senate and deputy research director for Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection campaign.

She also was director of community engagement in charge of outreach to the Black community and women's groups for Kamala Harris' US Senate run in California.

Parks, who launched the 1000 MORE app to politically empower traditionally disenfranchised communities, did a stint as PA associate in SKDKnickerbocker's DC office from 2012 to 2014.

SKDK CEO Josh Isay called Parks "an absolute star" who is experienced, passionate and whip-smart.

Stagwell owns SKDK.