Gloria Story Dittus
Dubbed the nation’s first “Public Affairs maven” by Wired magazine, Gloria is a trusted counselor who provides strategic communications, corporate positioning, and messaging advice to members of Congress, cabinet Secretaries, and business leaders. She founded Story Partners in 2010 after the successful acquisition of Dittus Communications by FTI Consulting, which included a five-year commitment on the senior management team leading client engagements for major technology, energy, and transportation organizations.
With 30+ years of public policy, communications, and political experience, Gloria has worked with executive teams at Shell, HSBC, Home Depot, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, GM, Southern Company and other Fortune 500 brands, helping them to protect and enhance reputation, weather and prevent crises and favorably position leadership.
Gloria is a regular contributor to the Washington DC 100.
As President of Story Partners, Debra help clients manage a variety of communications challenges ranging from navigating controversial legislative and regulatory issues, to shaping public policy debates, to building effective business coalitions. She has spent 25 years developing strategic communications and public affairs campaigns on behalf of clients.
Previously, Debra served as Executive Vice President with Porter Novelli; as General Manager of Strategic Communications and Managing Director of Public Affairs for FTI Consulting; and as Executive Vice President and COO of Dittus Communications where she played a leading role in growing the firm into one of the nation’s leading independent public affairs agencies.
Debra spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill as special assistant to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. and as an aide to the Iran Contra Committee. She has an MBA in business economics and public policy from the George Washington University.
Debra is a contributor to the Washington DC 100.
As Executive Vice President of Story Partners, Trudi guides clients in issues management, crisis communications, advocacy, executive positioning, grassroots strategy, coalition management, and media training. In her more than 25 years of experience, Trudi has developed award-winning public affairs campaigns for clients including PhRMA, Biotechnology Industry Organization, GE Foundation, Kraft Foods, Pernod Ricard USA, and Grocery Manufacturers of America, among others.
Trudi has also served in leadership positions at Allison+Partners, FTI Consulting, and Dittus Communications, which she helped build into one of Washington’s leading public affairs firms. She began her career in Washington serving as chief of staff and communications director for former U.S. Rep. Larry Combest (R–TX). Trudi started her career as a journalist in Texas, where she was a news director and anchor at a CBS affiliate.
Trudi is a contributor to the Washington DC 100.
As Vice President of Digital and Social Media, Robert leads digital strategy and project management across the agency’s clients. His expertise in digital communications includes content marketing, digital publishing, e-mail marketing, mobile communications, online conversation analysis, online events, influencer engagement, real-time communications, search engine marketing, community management, social media advertising and website strategy.
Previously, Robert served as Executive Digital Director for Golin Public Relations and as digital strategist with Burson-Marsteller where he led global digital communications for the Treasury Department’s public education campaign for the redesigned U.S. currency.
Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Robert was senior director of marketing and communications for the Vision Council of America where he led a social marketing program to educate Americans on the importance of regular vision care. Robert began his career at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide where he developed communication programs for leading pharmaceutical companies.
Robert is a contributor to the Washington DC 100.
As Editor-in-chief of the Washington DC 100, Rebecca leverages her passion for storytelling and her experience as a digital public affairs strategist to deliver engaging editions to a wide-ranging audience.
As the Director of Digital and Social Engagement at Story Partners, Rebecca works with organizations, non-profits, trade associations, and companies, to develop compelling public affairs campaigns. She specializes in online content strategy and message development.
Prior to joining Story Partners, Rebecca was a Senior Account Manager with Beekeeper Group where she headed the digital strategy for an array of health care, education, entertainment, and government clients.
She has also worked with the Government Affairs division at MWW and was a member of the exhibit team that put on the American Writers Museum’s inaugural online exhibition, The Power of The Word: Leaders, Readers, and Writers.
Rebecca graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Washington University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing. Find her on Twitter: @RebKMoore.