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Fast Facts

  • B.A., University of Chicago

  • Cady was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, where she produced radio shows in Wolof.

  • When she’s not biking to Bethesda and back, Cady commutes on a cherry red scooter.

  • A New Yorker by birth, Cady would rather be hiking or climbing in nature than indoors any day.

Cady SussweinVice President
Cady Susswein is a messaging strategist and media expert with experience in international aid, media development, and government relations. She is a Vice President at Melwood Global, managing the firm’s implementation of media and public relations campaigns specifically in the sphere of governmental and non-governmental projects.

Prior to joining Melwood, Cady worked at The Rendon Group, an international government communications consultancy, where she worked with clients in Malaysia, Pakistan, Liberia, and beyond. Before that she was at Spitfire Strategies, a company dedicated to social change communications, where she worked on national issues such as supporting the Affordable Care Act.

Cady is also a former Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. During her tenure with Peace Corps, she developed radio programming reaching Senegalese local audiences of 200,000 as a liaison to RTS/Radio Tamba and supervised a USAID Water and Sanitation latrine project serving 660 people in a community of 1,600. She is proficient in French.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Cady holds a B.A. in Anthropology. While at university, she was also the editor and photo editor of the Chicago Weekly News, a local paper with distribution of 24,000.

Cady lives in Washington, DC, where she can be seen navigating the traffic on her fuel-efficient, cherry red scooter.

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