story partners-Betsy Thibaut Stephenson

Strategy + Creativity, a winning combination

There is nothing cookie cutter about the long and short-term strategic communications plans Betsy develops for clients. She is a creative problem solver who always finds a way to connect with targeted audiences and reach strategic goals despite any obstacles that arise. Her career includes more than 25 years as a senior leader at Porter Novelli and Dittus, and staffer at Powell Tate and Ogilvy PR.

Betsy has particular expertise in crisis communications, building outreach programs, and developing public education and public policy initiatives across numerous sectors, including energy and the environment, food and health, finance, safety and preparedness, and consumer goods.

Controversial challenge? Bring it on.

Debra Cabral, President

Controversial challenge? Bring it on.

Debra is a “go to” strategist for those who are facing controversial legislative and regulatory issues and need to shape public policy debates.

One look at her 25+ year career tells you why she is so highly qualified. Debra spent nearly a decade on the Hill as special assistant to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. and as an aide to the Iran Contra Committee. She was EVP and COO of Dittus Communications; General Manager of Strategic Communications and Managing Director of Public Affairs for FTI Consulting; Executive Vice President with Porter Novelli; and holds an MBA in business economics and public policy from the George Washington University.

From fracking to Frankenfood, Debra has taken on many a hot topic, helping countless organizations turn negative public opinion into the positive perceptions that influence legislative results.

direct line: 202-706-7758

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