We are the innovators. The storytellers. We translate the complex into the clear and elegant, the actionable
and the compelling. See how we do it, read about our work, and meet the team.

Brands and industries, disruptors and causes, come on in. We’re glad to see you.

And we’re growing! Learn more about our fall Fellowship opportunity here.


Media Relations

We know the beats, we know the bloggers, we know their perspectives and we know the best way to get a message through the clutter. You walk the walk, and we’ll talk the talk.

Public Affairs and Issue Advocacy

Some people call them policy debates. Some people call them fights. We call them a whole lot of fun.


The Glen Echo Group isn’t satisfied with the everyday. That’s why we constantly strive to create new and engaging campaigns for each one of our clients that reflect its personality, product and goals.

Coalition Building

We believe that we are stronger together than apart. The world is moving too fast for singular entities to keep up – and organizations can often find themselves paralyzed by competing membership: Enter the Age of the Coalition.

New Media

With client needs continually evolving, the Glen Echo Group develops robust client offerings within the realm of new and social media. When it comes to new media, we are very proud of our nerd-dom and are happy to leverage it for our clients.


With the list of do’s and dont’s in the world of event management growing by the second, the Glen Echo Group knows what it takes to not only navigate it but to break through it to create standout events that move the needle for you.

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About Us

Named by the National Journal as one of Washington, D.C.’s top women-owned firms, the Glen Echo Group is the go-to for clients looking for strategic, cutting-edge communications and issue advocacy that integrates public affairs, media relations, coalition building, event planning and social media with creative and compelling tools that get the job done. We represent clients across the New Economy, ranging from the Fortune 500 to the smallest of start-ups, always with the same philosophy: We listen. We think. We create. We win.

Clients come to the Glen Echo Group because we know that in order to win a complex public policy debate or launch a new technology, you just can’t fake it. We understand every angle – the press, the public, the policymakers and, most importantly, our clients. We don’t waste time with billable hours, endless meetings or inefficient (and annoying) bureaucracy. We just get it done.

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Simply put, I count on the Glen Echo Group to make things easy on me. I am continually impressed by their ability to deliver an ever-expanding array of service offerings; always one-step ahead of the curve and two-steps above expectations. As a fully outsourced vendor, they set the bar high when it comes to leveraging cutting-edge strategies and tactics, all in an effort to make our public relations operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Heather Burnett Gold, President,
Fiber to the Home Council Americas

Over the years, I’ve come to know Maura and her team as honest brokers. So when it came time to start the MAGG Foundation, I knew they would be the only ones I would trust with my brand. I had the utmost confidence that they would care and nurture the new brand’s reputation as if it were their own. In my mind, it is that passion for “doing well by doing good” that sets them head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Larry Irving, Co-Founder,
Mobile Alliance for Global Good

When I came to them with the idea for Gig.U, they were able to quickly understand the complexities of the issue and the nuances of the landscape and immediately get to work to help me build the organization I had always envisioned. Whether it’s launching an organization, selling an idea or building a brand, GEG is always thinking ahead. I look forward to working with GEG again in the future.

Blair Levin, Executive Director,

Since Maura Corbett launched Glen Echo Group, a new standard of quality and effectiveness for policy communications has been established in Washington, D.C.

Glen Echo has been in the forefront of supporting the tech sector on major policy issues, including the SOPA/PIPA debates and TV White Spaces.

Rick Whitt, Global Head of Policy and Government Relations,
Motorola Mobility, LLC


Maura Colleton Corbett, CEO & Founder

Maura Colleton Corbett, CEO & Founder,

Maura Colleton Corbett is the CEO and Founder of the Glen Echo Group, where she leads the team’s award-winning work in telling the stories of the companies and organizations building the New Economy. More »

Kris Carpenter, CFO

Kris Carpenter, CFO,

Kris Carpenter is the CFO/COO of the Glen Echo Group. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance to GEG; most recently as a consultant to small and medium sized businesses who assisted in setting and achieving strategic financial goals for their growth and profitability. More »

Katie Barr, Vice President

Katie Barr, Vice President,

Katie Barr serves as the Glen Echo Group’s Vice President, specializing in issue advocacy, message development and coalition building. More »

Ellen Satterwhite, Director

Ellen Satterwhite, Director,

Ellen Satterwhite joins the Glen Echo Group as a Director. She helps clients formulate policy positions and tell their stories with good one-liners backed by solid data. More »

Dean Thompson, Director

Dean Thompson, Director,

Dean Thompson serves as a Director at Glen Echo Group, providing creative communications and coalitions counsel to the firm’s clients to help them craft and deliver a winning message on issues locally and nationally. More »

Aaron Alberico, Senior Associate

Aaron Alberico, Senior Associate,

Joining Glen Echo Group as a Senior Associate, Aaron Alberico provides communications support ranging from strategy development to media outreach. More »

Cyrus Rassool, Senior Associate

Cyrus Rassool, Senior Associate,

Cyrus Rassool joins the Glen Echo Group as a Senior Associate. He assists a range of clients with policy analysis, content creation, campaign implementation, advocacy, and research. More »

Matthew Ballard, Senior Associate

Matthew Ballard, Senior Associate,

Matthew Ballard joins Glen Echo Group as a Senior Associate. He assists clients with media relations, creating long-term communications strategies and advocacy initiatives aimed at advancing the New Economy. More »

Alexander Jeffery, Associate

Alexander Jeffery, Associate,

Alexander Jeffery joins the Glen Echo Group as an Associate. He assists with a range of tasks including research, social media strategy implementation and content creation. More »

Courtney Cowper, Manager of Operations

Courtney Cowper, Manager of Operations,

Courtney serves as the Glen Echo Group’s Manager of Operations, covering all ends of the spectrum (pun intended) – from event planning and communications editing to HR, office and financial management. More »

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