Fenton Hires Former NARAL Pro-Choice, Communications Strategist Samantha Gordon
NEW YORK (Feb. 12, 2020) – Fenton, the Social Change Agency, is pleased to welcome Samantha Gordon, a senior communications strategist in public policy, politics and social justice campaigns, as a Vice President to its New York office. For more than a decade, Samantha has provided senior communications for politicians at the local, state and federal (including Presidential) level, Fortune 500 executives, national advocacy organizations, crisis events and for international clients.
“Samantha Gordon brings a level of sophistication, experience, and knowledge about policy, politics and advocacy that not only powers campaigns but wins them. Her leadership at Fenton will enable us to strengthen the work we do with progressive leaders across the country to make our society fairer and more livable for all people,” said Ben Wyskida, CEO of Fenton. “We are proud to welcome Samantha to our team and excited to tap into her wealth of talents to make real lasting change.”
Samantha has previously served as the New Jersey State Director for President Obama’s OFA campaign, Public Affairs and Communications director for NARAL Pro-Choice America, a national women’s reproductive rights organization, Advisor to Governor Jon Corzine (NJ) and Mayor Ras Baraka (Newark, NJ), Regional Political Director for the Democratic National Committee. Samantha has also led international public awareness campaigns for The Washington Post to free their bureau chief wrongfully detained in Iran and presidential branding campaigns in Liberia, Africa.
“We are in a fight for the soul of our country, and a crucial key to winning is strong and clear communications that resonates,” said Samantha. “I’m thrilled to join a team of brilliant communications leaders who are driven by the desire to improve the world for all people, not just the powerful, and have consistently built the communications campaigns that do just this.”
Fenton develops and executes media and advocacy campaign strategies for foundations, nonprofits and brands that tackle challenges in human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education and public health.