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Featured with BCC team as one of the Great Communicators in INFLUENCE Magazine (Spring 2017)

Named one of the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics (2017)

Lead policy coordinator and intern coordinator for BCC

Served on several noted election campaign teams, including Senator Dana Young, U.S. Congressman David Jolly and the No on Amendment 2 Campaign

Kelsey Swithers

Senior Communications Consultant

Kelsey Swithers is a senior communications consultant at Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC (BCC).

Specializing in legislative and political communications, Swithers devises and executes strategic communications plans on behalf of BCC clients, including private-sector companies, as well as statewide and local coalitions, and legislative efforts. Managing and leading accounts that span a wide spectrum of issues, Swithers develops statewide communications strategies to advocate for affordable housing funds and has been an instrumental part of The Everglades Foundation communications team, deploying a myriad of communications tactics to advance Everglades funding and bring awareness to Florida’s water crisis. Swithers has also been central in building and managing a local coalition to educate those living in the region on critical fiscal issues facing the county.

Swithers has gained significant experience working on winning campaigns.  Most recently, Swithers served on the communications teamfor Dana Young for Florida Senate District 18.  Prior to the 2016 Election Cycle, Swithers served on the communications team for the No on Amendment 2 Campaign, which originally polled at 88 percent approval statewide, but was ultimately defeated by the Florida electorate.  She also worked to successfully elect David Jolly to Florida Congressional District 13, which was one of the most contentious and highly visible special elections in the country.

Beyond communications, Swithers serves as BCC’s lead policy coordinator, bringing a unique talent for legislative research, tracking legislation from its inception to completion during Florida’s Legislative Sessions.  Additionally, she serves as the intern coordinator for the firm’s internship program.  Prior to joining BCC, Swithers worked on a successful statewide issue campaign to defeat a constitutional amendment, where she assisted with various grassroots efforts and provided constituent support through database management and research projects.

Swithers was named one of the 2017 30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics by the SaintPetersBlog.

Swithers is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, American Politics and Policy focus. Born and raised in Sarasota, Fla., Swithers now resides in Tallahassee with her two dogs, Nico and Copper.