Mary Cheney

Biography

Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney is a Vice President of Navigators LLC, a strategic communications and political consulting firm based in Washington D.C. A veteran corporate and political advisor, Ms. Cheney has more than 15 years of political, corporate, public affairs, and strategic communications experience.

Ms. Cheney joined Navigators from AOL, LLC.  As chief of staff to AOL’s vice chairman, Ms. Cheney directed various projects, including developing communications plans, developing and executing marketing plans for various AOL portals and working with AOL’s privacy taskforce to investigate the release of client search records.  Her work with the task force led her to become the vice president of Standards and Practices, where she directed the team responsible for managing issues, such as Internet privacy, child safety and the use of behavioral targeting in advertising.

Before joining AOL, Ms. Cheney served as a senior campaign aide in both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.  She held the position of special assistant to the Vice Presidential Nominee during the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential race, and served as director of vice presidential operations for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential reelection campaign, where she directed all aspects of vice presidential operations, including messaging, events, budget, staffing, and scheduling.

From 1994–2000, Ms. Cheney was at Coors Brewing Company, where she held several managerial communications and public relations positions.  As corporate relations manager, she developed and implemented a plan to effectively end a 20-year boycott of Coors products by the gay and lesbian community.  She was also responsible for the development of creative, long-term strategies for managing environmental and alcohol-related issues.

In 2006, Newsweek magazine profiled Ms. Cheney as one of the next generation of women leaders.