Mary Cheney

  • Accomplished Corporate and Political Advisor
  • Managing Partner, Yellowstone Associates
  • Director of Vice Presidential Operations for Bush-Cheney 2004

A key advisor on two presidential campaigns with tenures at AOL and Coors, Mary Cheney draws on more than 15 years of political, corporate, public affairs, and strategic communications experience to offer a unique and compelling perspective on what the current landscape of American politics means for business.

 
  

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The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: How liberals in elective office, interest groups and the mainstream media try to control what you think and know.

Using her personal experience and offering specific examples from today’s issues and news coverage, Mary Cheney details how liberal politicians, activists and journalists try to influence and manipulate public perception and opinion. ...

Using her personal experience and offering specific examples from today’s issues and news coverage, Mary Cheney details how liberal politicians, activists and journalists try to influence and manipulate public perception and opinion.

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Biography

A veteran corporate and political advisor, Ms. Cheney has over 20 years of political and corporate experience. Ms. Cheney is currently a member of BKM Strategies, a consulting firm that specializes in building and managing highly impactful and effective political, issue, and grassroots campaigns.

Prior to Joining BKM Strategies, Ms. Cheney was at Navigators Global where she led the firm’s strategic communications team. During her time at Navigators, the firm ran successful communications campaigns for clients regarding telecommunications, energy, and financial services issues. She also played a key role in the firm’s international expansion.

Ms. Cheney has also served at senior levels in corporate America. She served as chief of staff to AOL’s vice chairman where she directed various projects, including developing communications plans for members of senior management, developing 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 taskforce 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. In Now It's My Turn, a frank, funny, and down-to-earth memoir, Mary Cheney described life inside the bubble of a national campaign.

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.

Ms. Cheney received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Colorado College and a Master in Business Administration from the Daniels Business School at the University of Denver. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the George Washington University Heart & Vascular Institute.