Savannah is a strategic communications expert with deep experience managing multi-stakeholder campaigns for Fortune 500 corporations and trade associations. At Purple, Savannah works closely with clients to lead the development and execution of campaigns designed to improve reputation and manage high-pressure issues impacting license to operate. Prior to joining Purple, she worked in the strategic communications arm of public affairs firm Signal Group (formerly McBee Strategic) helping clients in healthcare and biopharmaceutical industries build campaigns to improve corporate reputation and public perception. Savannah was also previously in the Corporate Advisory Practice at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, providing strategic counsel in crisis communications, digital and traditional media engagement and stakeholder outreach campaigns to clients in energy, healthcare, and defense sectors. Savannah graduated magna cum laude from the Kogod School of Business at American University.
“Since joining Purple, I’ve come to appreciate the value of our intensely collaborative and iterative culture. It forces you to leave your ego out of the work. That, and the continuous improvement results in unbelievably strong and thoughtful work.”
“Having spent my career in professional services, I’ve worked under the premise that the client is always right. Here at Purple, we approach things a bit differently, often question preconceived notions and perceptions. That’s an immensely powerful frame to our work. It challenges us to truly understand the problem before diving in and helps us bring a refreshingly honest view to our clients.”
“I think it was the artist Banksy who said, ‘If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.’ I like to pursue things at 110%. But passion is nothing without perseverance. That sometimes demands taking a break to reinvigorate every now and then.”