Emily McKee is a Senior Campaign Manager for the PlowShare Group, an advertising agency, in Washington, DC. She manages the award-winning Tips from Former Smokers Campaign, which uses graphic and emotional ads to encourage Americans to quit smoking.
Prior to the PlowShare Group, Emily was a strategic communications consultant at Gallup, designing national media campaigns and products for nonprofit, corporate, and government clients. The majority of her work consisted of communication strategy and product creation for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the areas of suicide prevention, mental health promotion and underage drinking prevention.
Before Gallup, as Director of Communication for the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Emily played a leading role in the mental health and disability community’s strategic communication efforts on health care reform and Supreme Court nomination advocacy, working with organizations such as the White House and the Department of Justice.
An active alumna, Emily spent several years on the board of the Texas Exes Washington, DC, Chapter and initiated and led several years of the Welcome to the Beltway Program, a Texas Exes initiative to expose UT undergraduates and recent grads to work, life, and networking in Washington, DC. She also participates in the Texas Orange Jackets DC alumnae chapter and is active on the Texas Exes Scholarship Committee.
Emily received a master of arts in communication at Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts in government and a bachelor of science in communication studies as a Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas. While at Texas, Emily was involved in Texas Orange Jackets, Texas Lonestars, Mortar Board, Texas Exes Student Chapter, served as a Camp Texas counselor, and was a sports writer for the Daily Texan. She is an avid follower of sports, particularly Longhorn Football.