Healy E. Baumgardner (@healybaum) is a strategic communications adviser with 20-years experience in government relations and public affairs. Her crisis management expertise has helped CEO-level executives and top government officials in the energy, environmental, gaming, litigation, and national security arenas, among others.
Baumgardner has worked on four White House campaigns - most recently as one of the original campaign advisers for President Donald J. Trump, joining his campaign at the beginning. In this role, Baumgardner served as a communications adviser and spokesperson while traveling the nation and acting as a gatekeeper to the national press. She quickly ascended to becoming one of the most public campaign surrogates on national cable television.
Prior to her involvement with President Trump, she served as deputy communications director for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign. She also served as a senior White House press official and spokesperson for energy in the President George W. Bush administration. She managed and maintained relationships with national media outlets and foreign heads-of-state. She crafted and implemented multi-faceted, global communications strategies for the president's agenda. She has managed staffs exceeding 200 individuals, comprised of U.S. Embassies, the U.S. Department of State and White House personnel, among others.
Baumgardner is a proud West Virginia native and graduate of WVU. She's an advocate of healthy living and pilates. She adores her two fur babies Pucci and Bruiser and is active in animal causes.