Experience: 21+ years
Education: M.A. in International Commerce and Policy; B.A. in English and Studio Arts
Kitty Brims is a communications consultant with more than 20 years of experience specializing in analytical research and Web content development for the federal government and trade associations. Her expertise includes strategic member communications, policy advocacy and international trade lobbying.
Kitty provided content development and quality assurance services for Disability.gov, an interagency initiative managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. As part of her responsibilities, she identified resources, wrote plain language descriptions, and organized content to improve navigation and usability for site visitors. She also provided similar services for the National Resource Directory and America’s Heroes at Work.
Prior to joining Concepts, Kitty served as the corporate communications associate director for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), one of the nation’s largest industry groups. As such, she represented companies nationwide on public policy issues and wrote executive communications including speeches, letters, articles and customized member reports. For 12 years, she worked as an international trade lobbyist for NAM, developing several free trade agreements and supporting the U.S. business community at the World Trade Organization Ministerials in Seattle, Wash., and Cancun, Mexico.
Kitty earned a master of arts in international commerce and policy from George Mason University and a bachelor of arts in English and studio arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. She also studied in Paris and lived and traveled extensively overseas as the child of a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.