Presenting Margaret Dunning, Widmeyer Communications

Margaret Dunning is a guest on Conversations in Public Relations.

Margaret Dunning

Margaret Dunning

Margaret Dunning is a principal in Widmeyer Communications and head of the Washington, DC office.   She works with a number of the firm’s corporate, government, nonprofit and foundation clients and also oversees the firm’s Higher Education and Research practices.

Margaret has provided counsel to Pearson, Fannie Mae, Lumina Foundation for Education, Business Roundtable, Wellesley College and Association of American Publishers, among others.

Prior to joining Widmeyer, Margaret was vice president and director of communications for Public Agenda, a New York-based nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization.

Margaret also worked for The Advertising Council on campaigns ranging from drunk driving awareness and Head Start to forest fire prevention with the Ad Council’s oldest icon, Smokey Bear. On the broadcast front, she headed up the television production company responsible for “The McLaughlin Group” and “John McLaughlin’s One on One,” which are seen on NBC and PBS stations nationwide, as well as “McLaughlin,” one of CNBC’s first evening programs.

During the Reagan Administration, Margaret worked in the Office of Management and Budget, after having been a Capitol Hill staffer for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Margaret serves as an advisor to the American Red Cross’ Office of Public Affairs.

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