Christina Pryor (L) & Carla Amundaray-Gadea

The Levinson Group has hired Christina Pryor and Carla Amundaray-Gadea as senior directors in Washington and New York.

Amundaray-Gadea, who joins TLG's Big Apple outpost, was a VP at Edelman during a three-year stint there, supporting clients on consumer and social issues.

Previously, she spent another three years at BCW Global focused on corporate communications and regulatory issues, and four years at Sphere Consulting, handling government investigations, disputes and transactions.

Pryor has more than a decade of experience in communications, law and policy.

She joins TLG DC from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, where she was a senior advisor to administrator Anne Miligram.

Earlier, she was in DEA’s PA office, responsible for media relations, executive communications, digital strategy, community outreach, and partnerships.

Prior to the DEA, Pryor worked at Brunswick Group on litigation and crisis communications, and was an attorney at both Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Davis Polk & Wardwell.

TLG CEO Molly Levinson said Amundaray-Gadea and Pryor are welcome additions to the strategic communications shop.

"Carla’s strong background in helping leaders and organizations navigate game changing issues and moments, including recently serving in the crisis and risk practice at Edelman, along with Christina’s recent experience serving as senior advisor to the Administrator at the DEA, and her background as a former practicing lawyer and a communications advisor to private sector leaders, bring valued perspectives and capabilities to our growing TLG team and our clients,” Levinson told O’Dwyer’s.