Sarah Ann Rhoades joined the Schmidt Public Affairs team in 2015 providing communications support for several of our clients with a focus on congressional and media relations outreach.
Prior to officially joining the SPA team, she completed the firm’s apprenticeship after graduating from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. Sarah Ann increased client advocacy and media outreach through congressional support and coordination, while also assisting in the implementation of social media strategies.
In college, she focused her studies in the Public Relations sector creating PR campaigns for the UNC School of Journalism and the North Carolina Dermatology Association. Sarah Ann also worked at the University’s newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, as a marketing associate planning and executing communication strategies to improve client affinity.
Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, cooking and cheering on the UNC basketball team.