Gwen is a Managing Director at Risa Heller Communications, where she advises companies and high-profile individuals on strategic and crisis communications. Gwen brings with her 15 years of communications experience across the public and private sectors. From debate prep to drafting an S-1, Gwen has significant expertise in message development and brand positioning, executive communications, and media relations. Often described as “unflappable,” there’s no crisis Gwen hasn’t successfully navigated.
Previously, Gwen served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for WeWork. She got her start working in politics for then-City Councilmember Bill de Blasio and went on to serve in senior communications roles for more than a dozen campaigns and candidates, including President Barack Obama, Secretary Hillary Clinton, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Gwen has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University.