Who We Are

For more than three decades, Chesapeake President & CEO Ellen Coren has leveraged her political and business expertise to meet the critical public policy objectives of organizations doing business in the Washington area. Today, Chesapeake builds customized teams to meet the specific needs of every client – leveraging the expertise of lobbyists and government affairs specialists, public relations experts, grassroots organizers and campaign developers – together focused on one outcome: winning.

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Government & Community Affairs Associate

Karmen Brown


Media Relations & Public Affairs Associate

Sherri Cunningham

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Media Relations & Public Affairs Associate

Ray Feldmann


Integrated Marketing Associate

Julie Kress Schumacher


Digital Marketing Associate

Terri Holley


“Understanding local issues requires local people who really know the political landscape and the community. The Chesapeake team excels at what they do because they know both.”