Having worked in both the public and private sectors, she is able to navigate highly regulated environments, engage stakeholders at all levels and develop unique campaigns that position clients in our National & Academic Health System Practice to achieve their most important business goals.
Having joined the firm in 2016, much of her work today centers on change management, strategy rollout, internal engagement and operational projects. She has deep experience helping organizations navigate broad operational changes with complex and converging workstreams, as well as developing campaigns to boost morale and engagement in the midst of significant organizational transformation. She thrives when partnering with multi-disciplinary teams to take action and get results.
Stanford began her career on Capitol Hill, serving as the communications director and a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09). While in D.C., she crafted traditional and digital communications strategies to reach constituents and media outlets during high-profile events, including the 2008 economic crisis and passage of the Affordable Care Act. She also managed campaign outreach in 2008 and 2010, leading to successful re-elections.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the former co-president of the UNC Alumni Association of Chicago and volunteers her time with organizations in her Southside neighborhood.