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Kelsey Knight

Special Assistant

Kelsey Knight

Areas of Focus:

  • Media Relations

  • Event Planning and Coordination

  • Stakeholder Engagement

Previous Government Experience:

  • Press Assistant, Rep. Johnson (TX), House of Representatives

  • Executive Assistant, Domestic Policy Advisor, White House

  • Press Intern, Office of the First Lady, White House

Kelsey Knight joined The Chertoff Group in June 2010 bringing a mix of legislative and executive office experience to the firm.  She assists the Director of Strategic Communications with the firm’s media relations activities, marketing, social media, and overall maintenance and support requirements for the website. Kelsey also assists in orchestrating Chertoff Group sponsored events and conferences.

During 2007 to 2009, Ms. Knight served as the executive assistant to the Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor at the White House. In this capacity, she was responsible for scheduling, the coordination of briefing papers and policy memos, and assisting with domestic policy events at the White House as well as the G20 Financial Leaders Summit in 2008.  

Ms. Knight holds a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from The University of Arizona.


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Michael Chertoff