Prior to joining VOX, Carey served as executive director of The National Journal’s Policy Council, an issue advocacy membership of nearly 100 leading organizations including corporations, trade associations, think tanks and nonprofits.
Earlier in her career, Carey served as executive vice president in the Washington, DC office of Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick. Over the span of her 13 year tenure with the firm she managed many of the firm’s largest and most complex clients. Highlights include launching and managing multi-year, national consumer education and reputation management campaigns for two separate coalitions of financial services providers seeking to improve the legislative and regulatory environment surrounding their industry.
She managed a comprehensive issue advocacy campaign for the Partnership to Protect Consumer Credit, a coalition of financial services companies seeking permanent reauthorization of federal preemption provisions in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Favorable legislation was enacted at the completion of the campaign.
Carey also has extensive expertise in the related areas of financial litigation, crisis, and reputation management communications, including providing wide-ranging strategic communications and media relations counsel to Vinson & Elkins, Enron’s principal law firm.
Carey coordinated a multi-year public affairs campaign for a large financial service coalition seeking reform of federal personal bankruptcy laws. A survey of congressional staff at the time named the reform effort one of the year’s most effective campaigns. She also managed the national media for a multi-year securities reform campaign to defeat a strike suit referendum in California. The referendum was defeated by a 3-to-1 margin.
Before joining Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick, Carey worked for six years in the Public Law Policy division of the Washington law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Before that, she was a staff assistant for President Reagan’s second Inaugural, while working in the general counsel’s office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Carey graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from George Mason University.
Carey has ten-yr old twins and she and her family are avid skiers.