WASHINGTON, D.C. – JANUARY 2, 2019 – Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn will join MPA – The Association of Magazine Media as its new Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, effective January 2.

Gwyn will lead government relations for the magazine media industry and the hundreds of MPA member brands. In this role, she will develop, direct and implement effective advocacy efforts for all current and emerging issues affecting magazine media on the state, local and international level.

Gwyn brings twenty-five years of public policy, legislative and government relations experience, most recently with Accenture as Managing Director of Government Affairs. Prior to Accenture, she was Vice President of Global Government Relations at Kellogg Company, and has held leadership roles at Business Roundtable and American Express. Earlier in her career she served in the offices of U.S. Representatives Jim Kolbe and Michael Andrews. 

“Brigitte has an impressive background that is not only deep in magazine media’s core areas of interest, she possesses broad strategic experience that will help us address issues in new ways,” said Linda Thomas Brooks, President and CEO of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. “I have great confidence that she will drive an effective advocacy strategy with bottom-line importance to our members and the industry overall.”

“I am honored to join an industry that is a leading source of news and entertainment for millions of Americans,” said Gwyn. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of MPA’s members on a range of important public policy issues.”

Gwyn received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Houston. She will be based in MPA’s Washington, D.C. office.

About MPA
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the primary advocate and voice for the magazine media industry, driving thought leadership and game-changing strategies to promote the industry’s vitality and increase its revenues and market share. Established in 1919, MPA represents more than 150 domestic, associate and international members. MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, D.C.

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