ACLU Announces Kriston McIntosh as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

September 25, 2023 9:30 am

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WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union announced today the appointment of Kriston Alford McIntosh as the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer of the ACLU.

“There is no one better suited to lead the ACLU’s communications, marketing, digital engagement, and brand, especially at this critical time for rights and liberties. Given the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead, I am excited to appoint Kriston to lead and carry forward the ACLU’s communications and marketing work,” said ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero

McIntosh joined the ACLU in 2022 in the role of deputy chief communications officer, bringing a remarkable breadth of experience in the nonprofit sector, corporate communications, and government service to the organization. As chief communications and marketing officer, McIntosh will oversee the organization’s brand studio, media relations, marketing channels, digital engagement, internal communications, and external engagement strategy functions.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to guide the ACLU’s communications and marketing work at this pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” said McIntosh.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Kriston was the managing director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, having also served at the United Nations Foundation. In the private sector, she served as a managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies and as a senior vice president for Edelman Public Relations. In government, Kriston was the staff director of the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and worked in policy and communications positions for Congressman John Lewis and Congressman John Conyers.

A graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, McIntosh served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s master of professional studies in public relations and corporate communications program. She is based in the ACLU’s Washington, D.C. office.

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