KayAnn Schoeneman joined D.C.-based Curley Company as Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate & Public Affairs, and is a member of the firm’s executive leadership team.
Prior to Curley Company, she spent more than a decade at Ketchum serving in a variety of leadership roles. In 2018, Schoeneman was promoted to Ketchum’s Washington D.C. Marketplace Leader and oversaw the office and its nearly 100 employees. In 2017, Schoeneman took over the public affairs practice and led the team to year-over-year single-digit growth through new client and incremental growth. Prior to leading the public affairs team, Schoeneman served as part of the agency’s Global Research & Analytics leadership team, overseeing employees in the Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
Prior to Ketchum, Schoeneman spent more than a decade in the political and public policy arena with experience in global, federal, state and local public affairs. She served as Public Affairs Director for a top grassroots firm and was Director of Research for a boutique state and local procurement firm. She also served as Vice President of Communications for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, promoting the positive business climate and working with various stakeholders in the region. Schoeneman served as a Campaign Field Analyst for the National Republican Congressional Committee’s $50M issue advocacy effort during the historic 2002 midterm election cycle, only the third time in the last 100 years that the president’s party gained House seats in a midterm election. She’s also served in the public sector as the Public Information Officer for the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Schoeneman was an adjunct professor at The Johns Hopkins University for the Master of Arts in communication program teaching polling and public perceptions.
Schoeneman was recognized by Washington Women in Public Relations as an honoree for DC’s 2019’s PR Woman of the Year.