Kaelan Richards is a Senior Director at BPI based in San Francisco, CA. She is a strategic communications expert with more than a decade of experience in the government, non-profit, and private sectors, and uses her expertise to help craft compelling, targeted narratives across a variety of issue areas.
Prior to BPI, Kaelan managed policy and safety communications across the U.S. and Canada for Lyft, and oversaw public affairs for policy in the Eastern U.S. at Airbnb. Kaelan also served as a White House Senior Regional Communications Director for President Barack Obama, where she developed and implemented regional communications strategies and tactics in support of the administration’s policy agenda, priorities, and accomplishments.
Kaelan was previously Director of Communications and Marketing for United Cerebral Palsy, and spent six years on Capitol Hill as Communications Director for Representative Rosa DeLauro, Press Secretary for Senator Paul Kirk, and Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Edward Kennedy.