Most recently, Fatemi was a Senior Account Supervisor with Edelman Public Relations, where she played a key role in public affairs and consumer education initiatives, including media and grassroots outreach and events nationwide and on Capitol Hill. From the American Health Care Association’s “Save Our Seniors” campaign to the “Campaign to Save Long Term Care” cross-country RV tour, Fatemi has successfully managed events and achieved media coverage in top markets nationwide. Fatemi also supervised internal communications campaigns including scripting, editing and producing educational and results-focused videos for the American Health Care Association.
Prior to her focus in the health care arena, Fatemi worked at Ketchum Public Relations, leading public policy efforts as well as brand placement and consumer education campaigns for a diverse array of non-profit and for-profit companies including MCI Telecommunications, Visa, British Telecommunications, the American Chemistry Council, the JumpStart Coalition and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Fatemi led efforts in crisis communications as well as media campaigns, including the production of industry-recognized video news releases, providing national coverage for her clients.
Fatemi came to public relations as an award-winning journalist in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Fatemi wrote about government and business issues and, most notably, was the lead reporter on the high-profile story of the Walt Disney Company’s unsuccessful attempt to build an American History theme park in Virginia. Fatemi’s stories were picked up by the Associated Press and United Press International for national distribution.
Fatemi graduated from Washington and Lee University with a double major in journalism and history.