Archive for June, 2012

Katelyn Hanley Semelbauer

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Vice President of Grainger Terry, Katelyn works closely with our clients to create striking mail and TV campaigns, successful fundraising events and campaign strategies that resonate with voters.

While at Grainger Terry, Katelyn has raised over $1,000,000.00 for candidates across the state including Illinois State Representative Thaddeus Jones, Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims, Chicago’s 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado and many others.

As VP, Katelyn also oversees creative direction for our mail and TV campaigns. She works with each client to hone their concept. She then oversees the design team in creating direct mail pieces that are visually striking and TV and radio commercials that live up to our purpose: Engage. Persuade. Mobilize.®

Katelyn Hanley brings her experience in political consulting, non-profit management and international politics to the firm.

Her range of experiences include time spent at a democratic political consulting firm in Colorado and working in the development department at Urban Peak, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless youth in Denver, Colorado. At Urban Peak, Katelyn assisted in grant-writing, public relations efforts, and outreach programs.

In addition to her experience in domestic politics and policy, Katelyn also worked for a member of the Irish Parliament where she assisted him in speech writing and in his successful re-election campaign and subsequent promotion to party leader.

Katelyn graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Political Science from Albion College, majoring in Political Science and English with a concentration in Public Policy and Service. She also completed course work at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland.