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Narrative Strategies Continues to Add Best-in-Class Talent with Lo Isidro as Senior Director

by | Feb 28, 2024

The Firm Announces Four New Hires, including Katie Hernandez as Senior Manager

Washington, DCNarrative Strategies today announced that Lo Isidro – a veteran public affairs and strategic communications professional with over a decade of agency, issue advocacy, and public sector experience – has joined the firm as Senior Director. Isidro joins Narrative from Real Chemistry, where he provided strategic counsel to some of the world’s most renowned pharmaceutical and innovative biotech companies. Narrative also announced the addition of three more team members, with Katie Hernandez joining as Senior Manager, Charlie Bluestein as Paid Media Manager, and Hunter Stephens as Senior Associate.

“Lo’s wealth of experience and successful track record directing multifaceted communications and advocacy campaigns is an immediate value add,” said Narrative Strategies CEO and Founding Partner Ken Spain. “As our clients’ needs evolve, Narrative will continue to add talented individuals and capabilities to meet increasing demand and maximize results. Katie brings an excellent combination of agency and corporate in-house experience to our team. Charlie and Hunter also come from agency backgrounds with unique strengths and skillsets that embody our commitment to delivering best-in-class service.”

Before Real Chemistry, Isidro served as Director of Communications at Stand Together, a national philanthropic organization. Isidro also served as National Communications Director and Spokesman for the grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity and was a Press Secretary on Capitol Hill. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Katie Hernandez comes to Narrative after serving as External Affairs Manager at Energix Renewables, a leading independent power producer with a renewable energy portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic. As part of her role, Katie managed critical grassroots, media relations, and crisis communications initiatives. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s from Tel Aviv University.

Charlie Bluestein joins Narrative as a Paid Media Manager after most recently serving as an Account Associate for New Paradigm Agency, where he specialized in developing full-scale digital advertising campaigns for trade associations, policy advocacy groups, political campaigns, and nonprofits. Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

Hunter Stephens comes to Narrative as a Senior Associate after serving as an Account Manager at Real Chemistry, where he led content development and account administration for a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry. Hunter earned bachelor’s degrees from American University.

These new additions to the firm come on the heels of Narrative’s announced strategic investment from Clarion Capital Partners that will accelerate the firm’s continued growth to own the entire strategic communications process, from inception to execution.

About Narrative Strategies:
Narrative is a full-service strategic communications firm creatively solving today’s most demanding reputational and public affairs challenges at the convergence of business, media, and politics. Narrative is a premier partner for the world’s most influential brands by building upon our deep experience synthesizing complex issues and executing public affairs, media and public relations, crisis response, and other mission-critical initiatives. Our expertise spans industries and issue sets, including biopharmaceuticals, consumer products, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, tax, trade, technology, and more. We are powered by an award-winning team of senior strategists, detail-oriented practitioners, and imaginative creators who provide premium-level counsel and integrated service offerings that shape the ever-evolving communications landscape. To learn more, visit www.narrativedc.com.

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