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Staci McDermott

Director, Communications

Staci McDermott is the director of communications for the McCain Institute at Arizona State University. In this role, she works closely with senior leadership and the program staff to develop, produce and deploy communications, events, and media strategies dedicated to advancing the McCain Institute’s mission and brand.

McDermott previously was a brand manager at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., where she developed, executed and evaluated internal and external communication strategies to engage stakeholders and strengthen the Phoenix Children’s brand. Prior to this, she was a sports writer for the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. and Larson Newspapers in Sedona, Ariz., and a broadcast intern for KCNC-TV in Denver, Colo.

McDermott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media communications and a minor in history from Colorado State University. Raised in Tucson, Ariz., she currently resides in Alexandria, Va.