Mindy Finn is a political media strategist battle-tested at the highest level of national politics. As a partner at Engage, a full-service interactive agency, she helps clients seize the high ground in a chaotic new media environment from the presidential campaign war room to the Fortune 50 boardroom. Before joining Engage, Finn directed new media for the Mitt Romney for President campaign for the 2008 cycle. In 2007, Finn was selected by Campaigns & Elections as a "rising star" in American politics and chosen as a fellow for the Institute of Politics, Democracy and the Internet at George Washington University. The Washington Post profiled Finn on the front page as part of a Political Operatives series and Glamour magazine featured her as one of 10 political powerhouses under 40. In 2005, Finn helped to find the first new media department at the Republican National Committee to align traditional and online communications outreach and content, including a popular online video series called "Off the Record" with the party’s leading candidates and officials. Finn came to the RNC after running similar efforts for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. Finn, originally from Houston, started her career in journalism as a congressional correspondent for the Waterbury Republican-American, followed by press and legislative roles on Capitol Hill. She received a master's degree in political management from the George Washington University and undergraduate degree in journalism from Boston University. She frequently speaks about the convergence of technology and politics and has appeared on networks spanning from Fox News and C-Span to MSNBC and NPR.
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