Fenton has named Kalee Kreider, a nationally-recognized expert in environmental policy, technology and communications, Managing Director of its Washington office. Kreider, who was a Senior Vice President at Fenton from 2003-2006, will return to the firm in June after six years as environmental advisor and Communications Director for former Vice-President Al Gore.
Kreider will also join Fenton’s Executive Management team which guides the firm’s policies and expansion.
In her role with the former Vice-President, Kreider has supported the research and marketing of three best-selling books, an Oscar-award winning film and a top-selling app for the iPhone and iPad. She has managed a broad strategic communications effort that includes relationships with news executives, anchors, reporters, and bookers in the US and overseas. Her portfolio included Mr. Gore’s work with Apple, Google, Current TV, Generation Investment Management and the venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kreider also assisted with the slideshow that served as the basis for An Inconvenient Truth.
During her previous tenure at Fenton, Kreider specialized in international and national media campaigns, crisis communications and Hill outreach for clients including the Energy Future Coalition, Environmental Media Services, MoveOn.org, Win Without War and True Majority. Prior to that, she spent ten years in the non-profit community, helping to start Ozone Action and later managing energy, arctic and climate programs for Greenpeace and the National Environment Trust (now Pew Environment Group). She holds a B.A. in history from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
“Kalee’s return is an important milestone as we expand our climate work while also increasing the firm’s technology, clean-tech and corporate social responsibility business,” said CEO David Fenton. “Her work for the Vice-President has been important for all, and we are thrilled to have her back.”