My passion project? Promoting good public policy and working with purpose-driven clients, in Oregon and around the country. I want you to have a strong communications strategy that tells the story of your organization. Having somebody who will have an outside perspective, ask tough questions and guides you through a crisis is highly valuable.
How do we start? We build a communications strategy together. Through digital media, traditional media, or outreach. Let's grow together, and build a more equitable future.
The first question I ask: What's your call to action?
Let's Get to Work
Kristina Edmunson has more than 15 years of strategic, political, and crisis communications experience advising senior government officials, business leaders, and non-profit executives and organizations. She has a clear track record of success and deep expertise in the areas of media relations, crisis communications, coalition building, writing, and communications planning. She is a behind the scene junkie, and no detail is overlooked.
As the Communications Director for Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, she served for over nine years as the chief media spokeswoman for the Oregon Department of Justice. She has been involved with some of the biggest and most controversial policy and legal decisions in Oregon, including recovering more than $400 million in opioid dollars, promoting Oregon’s new gun laws, and launching Oregon’s Hate and Bias Incidents Hotline.
Before working for Oregon’s attorney general, Kristina served as a political appointee in the Obama administration as the Deputy Communications Director for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. She also worked for Vice President Biden on his media advance team, traveling the country to manage and produce media events.
Kristina previously worked for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and later for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. She was a spokeswoman for Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.
Kristina received a double degree in Political Science and Public Relations from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications, and an MA Intercultural Communications at the University of Denver.