Contessa leads ASC’s communications team and has primary responsibility for developing and executing global communication strategy.
Contessa began her career in politics and has held senior communications positions both on Capitol Hill and with the City of Los Angeles. Upon graduation from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, she joined the staff of United States Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE). She then went on to serve as Communications Director and Floor Assistant for two members of the U.S. House of Representatives. After moving to Los Angeles, Contessa served as press secretary and speechwriter for the LA City Attorney. Prior to joining ASC, Contessa advised several clients on crisis communications and strategic communications, first as a Director for High Lantern Group and later for her own firm.