Claire Woodward

claire-woodwardClaire Woodward leads Powell’s National Outreach team and currently leads campaigns on behalf of the Department of Veteran Affairs to raise awareness of the Veterans Crisis Line, and Make the Connection, two campaigns supporting VA’s Mental Health Services.  Through targeted research and innovative outreach efforts, the Powell Team works to build a ground swell of support from organizations and individuals best suited to amplify the client’s message.

Before she started with Powell, Claire worked in the nonprofit sector in both development and management. She also worked in the private sector, crafting effective marketing programs for a variety of companies including Internet startups and commercial insurance providers.

A Marine Corps spouse for over 20 years, Claire is passionate about Veteran and military family issues. She has been fortunate to provide insight on military family issues to key members of the First Lady’s staff as well as the President’s National Security Team, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Military Family Advisory Network.  Claire graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in English.

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