Annette McDermott, Director of Communications
Annette McDermott is Director of Communications at Cooley Public Strategies. With experience in healthcare, environmental, land use, energy and opioid related issues, McDermott provides media relations expertise to a wide spectrum of clients. McDermott has worked in public relations, public affairs, and issue advocacy in Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, DC, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. She was a part of the communications team in Ohio for a 2016 presidential campaign and served as the deputy press secretary for a statewide 2018 Tennessee senate race. McDermott has led opinion persuasion campaigns, coordinated media events, and worked with print, TV and radio media. A native of Atlanta, McDermott graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.