Kimberly Spell, Founder and Principal of One World Associates, is a crisis and management specialist with a wide-ranging understanding of domestic and foreign policy issues as well as a pivotal member of New York City’s marketing and communications industry.
Kimberly possesses more than 25 years of experience in high-profile communications roles ranging from on-the-record spokesperson for Vice President Al Gore and two other U.S presidential candidates to the Chief Communications Officer of NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing and tourism Agency.
At NYC & Company, Kimberly was the architect of the public affairs and press strategy for New York City. Working closely with the Michael Bloomberg Administration, she was responsible for influencing the city’s image and protecting its reputation. Between publicizing iconic locations and big events, creating communications-driven programs, and leading a team of 35 employees across the globe with a unified strategy to promote the five boroughs of New York City, Kimberly’s tenure at NYC & Company resulted in historic highs in tourism and visitation numbers. Kimberly also served as Executive Vice President at the Partnership for New York City.
Before she moved to New York, Kimberly spent ten years at the highest levels of American government and politics including working on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary for Representative David Price and as Communications Director for John Edwards during his successful race for the U.S. Senate. In addition, Kimberly worked on three presidential campaigns as Deputy Communications Director for Vice President Al Gore’s bid in 2000, as New Hampshire Press Secretary for Senator John Kerry and as National Advisor for Communications and Spokesperson for General Wesley Clark for President.
After 15 years in Manhattan, Kimberly now lives with her husband, two dogs and her 6-year-old daughter in Westchester County, New York.
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