Top Democratic Strategist
A true D.C. insider, Kiki McLean oversees PorterNovelli’s public affairs teams, and has a long career inside and outside the Beltway. Throughout her career, Kiki has consistently displayed razor-sharp communications insights and a deep understanding of Washington culture. Kiki appears frequently on national television as a political and current events commentator.
She has more than 20 years’ experience, having recently acted as senior adviser to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign and appeared as an on-air surrogate for the Obama for America campaign. In 2004, she helped develop the acclaimed vice presidential announcement strategy for the John Kerry campaign. She served as national press secretary and spokesperson for Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign, and was spokesperson for Joe Lieberman as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 2000 general election.
In the private sector, Kiki has served as public relations consultant to the D.C. offices of Ogilvy & Mather Public Affairs, where she gained broad experience with issues of taxation, international trade, labor and the environment.
She is a native of San Antonio and received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She now resides in Washington, D.C.