Speaker Profile

Brandi Horton

Brandi Horton, Associate Director of Innovation at Vanguard Communications, gets PR. Brandi’s appetite for positive social change was borne from her teenage experience as an intern at Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid. She cut her teeth at Vanguard 10 years ago and is now the firm’s Director of Innovation, managing some of Vanguard’s largest clients and helping each prove that their hard work is making a difference. Brandi’s high-energy, “why not” attitude uncovers solutions for clients, whether it’s obtaining coveted front-page news for family farmers or translating complex data about stress and health into a story worthy of NBC Nightly News. When she’s not live-tweeting from White House Kitchen Garden tours or managing webcast crews for client events, Brandi enjoys serving as a member of the steering committee of Progressive Communicators of DC (PCDC), raising her toddler son Wayne and keeping pet worms — perfect for composting!

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