Samantha Donaldson leads an interdisciplinary communications team of marketing, editorial, media, graphic design and events staff. In this role, she sets the strategic direction for the organization’s communications to ensure the Partnership is positioned as a substantive leader for government reform, its programs are visible and sought after, and key target audiences know of and support the Partnership. Samantha’s grandparents met at the Government Accountability Office and was encouraged at a young age to pursue a career in public service. She was fortunate to spend nearly five years working in public affairs at the General Services Administration, where she developed a passion for making government more effective. Samantha credits “The West Wing’s” C.J. Cregg for sparking her interest in public relations.