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Kiara Pesante Haughton

Senior Vice President

Washington D.C.


Kiara Pesante Haughton is a Senior Vice President in the Issue Advocacy practice, leading work at the intersection of electoral politics, racial justice and culture. Her expertise is in strategic communications, crisis management, public affairs and partnerships. Before joining BerlinRosen, she led communications for an anti-racist organization challenging systemic injustice in the criminal legal system, was a senior staffer in House Democratic leadership leading media on education and labor issues, and worked on more than three dozen political campaigns as a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee. She has deep experience messaging to racial and geographic constituencies, building coalitions and executing large campaign launches and events. Outside of work, Kiara loves to spend time at the beach, attend concerts and outdoor music events, and cuddle with her daughter and husband.

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