Beth Parker

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Senior Vice President, Washington, DC

202-772-6978 \ bparker@voxglobal.com

A seasoned media strategist with almost two decades of experience, Beth has helped diverse philanthropies, associations, coalitions, nonprofits and corporations raise their organizational visibility and influence public policy through traditional and social media campaigns. She has also served as a media spokeswoman for several clients.

Beth co-chairs the Education and Nonprofit practice group at VOX Global. She provides communications counsel and strategy surrounding today’s most pressing public policy challenges, including the transition to common core standards and increasing post-secondary education attainment.

Beth also serves on the board of the Addiction Policy Forum, a partnership of organizations, policymakers and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction and to improve national policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery and criminal justice reform.

Before joining VOX, Beth headed public relations and public affairs for nutritional company Martek Biosciences, manufacturer of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA for use in infant formula, dietary supplements and food. There, she led all consumer and corporate public relations efforts, as well the company’s advocacy initiatives with the U.S Food and Drug Administration, national health organizations and research institutions.

Prior to joining Martek, Beth spent six years at the Washington, DC office of Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick, where she focused on international and defense clients and led integrated communication campaigns that often included grassroots advocacy and the establishment and management of an association or coalition.

Her work on behalf of international governments includes leading a media campaign to spur U.S. investment in El Salvador, serving on the day-to-day communication team for the Embassy of Colombia, and executing a communication campaign to reverse declining rubber glove sales in the U.S. on behalf of Malaysia’s rubber industry.

Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and has completed coursework toward a Master of Arts degree in International Communication at American University in Washington, DC.