KayAnn Schoeneman

Senior Vice President, Practice Director of Public and Corporate Affairs, Ketchum

KayAnn Schoeneman's Story

KayAnn Schoeneman is a veteran corporate communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the public affairs, public policy and consumer advocacy arena.  She currently serves as senior vice president and practice director of public and corporate affairs team in Ketchum’s Washington D.C. office. 

Schoeneman creates innovative, data-driven campaigns for numerous Ketchum global clients including Anthem, The Hershey Company, CDC Foundation, The Clorox Company, Council for Biotechnology Information, Merck KGaA, Pfizer Alliance’s Eliquis®, Whirlpool, eBay, Hain Celestials, Best Buy and Kimberly-Clark.

Prior to Ketchum, Schoeneman spent more than a decade in the political and public policy arena with experience in global, federal, state and local public affairs. Among her accomplishments included identifying, vetting and convening partners to support the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform, an influential and successful advocate for civil justice reform, both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Schoeneman is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America, American Association of Public Opinion Research and the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of PR.  She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University for the Master of Arts in Communication program. She is a graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in international affairs and political communications.