Clinton hires Kathleen Strand as NH Campaign Communications Director

The Clinton presidential campaign announced today that Kathleen Strand will be joining the campaign as New Hampshire Communications Director. Strand, who currently serves as Communications Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, worked in the Granite State as the Press Secretary for the Kerry-Edwards campaign in 2004 and was the Deputy Press Secretary in Iowa for Richard Gephardt’s presidential campaign.

"I am extremely proud and excited to be joining Senator Clinton’s campaign. She possesses the wisdom, experience and vision to take this country in the direction it needs to go," said Strand. "Senator Clinton is looking forward to many conversations with Granite Staters in the coming months, and I am thrilled to join her in this historic effort."

In addition to managing communications for the 2006 campaign cycle that led Democrats in New Hampshire to experience historic victories, Kathleen worked in communications on a number of landmark healthcare programs under Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Before that, Kathleen served as the press secretary for the 2004 New Hampshire coordinated campaign. In addition, she worked for Congressman Richard Gephardt’s presidential campaign as his Deputy Press Secretary in Iowa.

Strand joins Nick Clemons, who was recently named New Hampshire state director for the Clinton campaign. She grew up in Chicago, IL and received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.