Susan Spencer

Subject Matter | March 10, 2022

Susan joined Subject Matter after a long career in journalism, consulting and executive management. As president of Susan Spencer Consulting, Susan drew on her deep experience in content and communications to help organizations connect authentically with American women. Her clients included a nonprofit initiative promoting women’s economic security, a global content marketing agency and a[…]

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Maggie Bergin

Subject Matter | April 27, 2021

Maggie brings a wealth of knowledge and more than two decades of experience as an account lead to the team at Subject Matter. In her role, Maggie oversees a team of 15 account directors and managers, manages client relationships and plays a key role in developing new business. Prior to joining the team, she worked[…]

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Kyle Coen

Subject Matter | October 10, 2019

Kyle brings a passion for connecting with consumers and over 15 years of advertising experience to the team at Subject Matter. Previously, Kyle was the director of Brand and Media Strategy for Verizon Connect in Atlanta, leading brand positioning, marketing and media planning. Prior to that, he spent 10 years leading Account teams for FCB[…]

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Sarah Hillmann

Subject Matter | May 22, 2019

Sarah is passionate about creating work that taps into simple, human truths in memorable and unexpected ways. In her 10-plus years of advertising and public relations experience, she has delivered integrated campaigns for a wide variety of clients ranging from large consumer brands to government organizations, including the Bayer, the Illinois Lottery, the International Spy[…]

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Patrick Kerley

Subject Matter | April 17, 2019

With years of experience on Capitol Hill, the campaign trail and global communications firms, Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge of all matters digital to Subject Matter. Patrick began his career as digital communications director for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), directing online strategy and communications for both the senator’s Washington office as well as his[…]

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Steve Elmendorf

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

Steve is widely recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s., preeminent political strategists. With a career on Capitol Hill and in politics spanning more than 30 years, Steve’s tenure in Washington has been grounded in daily interaction with the White House, administration officials, senators, members of Congress and leading interest groups on the front lines of[…]

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Paul Frick

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

Paul has more than 30 years of experience designing and executing communications strategy in both the public and private sectors. At Subject Matter, he directs work for a wide range of association, corporate, government and non-profit clients, and helped lead legacy firm Home Front Communications’ expansion into content and digital development and engagement. Paul learned[…]

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Jimmy Ryan

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

Jimmy has more than 15 years of experience working in the government and federal affairs arena. His first exposure to Capitol Hill, while in law school, was on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and later with then-Chairman Chuck Schumer’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice. Jimmy rose to the position of chief counsel and[…]

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Dan Sallick

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

In 1999, Dan and Paul Frick founded Subject Matter legacy firm Home Front Communications, which grew into a fully integrated communications and advertising firm, before merging with lobbying firm Elmendorf | Ryan to form Subject Matter. Prior to that, Dan worked in political campaigns and government, serving as press secretary to House Democratic Leader Richard[…]

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Nicole Cornish

Subject Matter | May 22, 2017

With over 20 years of experience in the communications industry, and over a decade in C-suite level or executive management roles, Nicole is focused on honing Subject Matter’s service offering to clients and fostering a workplace that is second to none. She delivers a combination of operational excellence and strategic thinking to any business challenge.[…]

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