Chris Pelkey

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Senior Projects Coordinator

Potomac Communications Group
  • Successfully pitched and drafted press releases to national, regional, local and trade publications for over six clients with varying objectives.
  • Managed a team to create a suite of written and video products for a national campaign including writing books, creating PowerPoint presentations and producing videos.
  • Supervised production of massive report that outlines sensitive and technical information.
  • Engaged in crisis and corporate communications for major local utilities and large national companies.
  • Strategized and executed campaigns with implementations in Web 2.0 and social media.
  • Generally, handled requests for editing and proofreading of documents.
May 2005 - May 2008

Paralegal II

Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Served as the principal internal and external contact for every aspect of project development for multiple cases.
  • Strategically directed a team of three to six paralegals during pressing deadlines.
  • Gathered, organized, and conveyed a magnitude of information and data into workable and comprehensible components to prepare for presentations to firm's litigation support team and attorneys.
  • Utilized interpersonal skills through meeting and interacting with clients and case teams, to discuss timeline management and upcoming project deadlines
  • Promoted within the company ahead of time frame.
Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Advance Team/Administration

National Student Leadership Conference
  • Planned events for 1200 high school students per session.
  • Executed logistical matters for four voluminous programs.
  • Supervised teaching assistants during lectures and speakers.


2006 - 2008

MA (uncompleted)

School of Public Policy – MA in International Commerce and Policy       

Concentration on East and Southeast Asia.

2001 - 2005


BA in Political Science – BA in Psychology – Extensive work in Economics

Related Coursework:

Media & Political Behavior   

Political Psychology         

Law and Public Policy       

Social Psychology        

Industrial/Organizational Psych   

Statistics and Data Analysis



Media Web applications

Experience with Vocus, Cision and Magnet Mail.

AP Style

Familiarity with AP Style.

Microsoft Office products

Familiarity with all Microsoft Office products.