Damara Catlett
Damara Catlett

Damara Catlett, who spent about 13 years at The Raben Group, has joined Bryson Gillette as senior VP in the Washington office of the minority-owned strategic communications shop.

In her nearly 20-year career, Catlett has had civil rights advocacy, tech policy, civic engagement, and media expertise.

Representing Airbnb, she helped forge its strategic communications and domestic lobbying efforts.

Catlett worked on the “We Must Count” effort that generated attention for the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 had on communities of color, and led a campaign for the National Urban League that reached more than 350K Black voters.

Bill Burton, who was President Obama’s deputy press secretary, launched Los Angeles-based Bryson Gillette.

He’s confident that Catlett will expand his firm’s DC outpost. “Damara brings a breadth and depth of experience that will help us deliver outstanding results for a wide range of clients, from social justice advocates to those working to make technology safer,” said Burton.