Claire Baumann

Director of Communications
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Claire is a strategic communications and digital expert with deep experience in advancing progressive issues for global organizations. With a passion for creative strategies to drive action around social impact, Claire is the global head of McKinsey.org’s brand marketing and communications.

Previously, Claire spearheaded creative partnerships and UN relations with the United Nations Foundation out of New York, where she was one the original architects of the SDG Media Compact, launched by the UN Secretary General in September 2018.

A former digital adviser at the State Department in the Obama Administration, Claire specialized in global development, security and congressional relations and ended her tenure as the head of digital strategy for the U.S. government's global HIV/AIDS program PEPFAR. Following the State Department, Claire advised multinational corporate brands on global regulatory policy, as well as social impact and digital strategy while at the firm Brunswick Group.

Claire speaks regularly on gender equality, social impact, policy and brand marketing. She holds an M.A in foriegn policy from American University and B.A. in history from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

When she’s not exploring historical sites and artist’s haunts around the globe, Claire resides in her beloved Brooklyn and is often found at art galleries, museums and local sandwich shops. Her favorite word is “whimsical.”