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Stef Goodsell

managing director

Stef Goodsell

Life at FGS Global

Stef counsels clients on their most critical needs, challenges, and opportunities. With extensive experience in crisis and special situations, Stef’s work spans sectors and industries.

Life Pre-FGS Global

After working for Hillary Clinton and Senator Gillibrand, Stef spent 8 years at Kekst CNC with a focus in crisis communications and preparedness.

Life Beyond FGS Global

A proud Upper West Sider, Stef loves to cook, read and be outside. She is glad she abandoned her childhood dream of becoming a herpetologist.

Stef is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications division at FGS Global, where she counsels clients on a variety of communications needs and challenges. Stef has extensive experience developing and executing integrated communications strategies in addition to crisis situations and crisis preparedness (including developing and leading bespoke crisis communications and media training programs).

Before joining FGS Global, Stef was a Principal at Kekst, a strategic, corporate, and financial communications firm.

Stef has advised and supported clients across a variety of industries and sectors, including retail and consumer products, technology, real estate, sports teams and franchises, non-profit organizations, foundations and universities, among others.

Prior to Kekst, Stef was the Women’s Outreach Coordinator for Senator Gillibrand’s 2010 election campaign, a role that included cultivating, managing, and messaging to an active network of over 2,500 women. Previously, she was a Policy Fellow for Senator Clinton and Senator Gillibrand in the New York Senate Office and a Finance Associate for Hillary Clinton for President.

Stef serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Friends of Eagle Island and on the Leadership Council of Lawyers for Children. Stef holds a BA in Political Science, magna cum laude from Columbia University.

A New Jersey native and now proud Upper West Sider (where she resides with her husband, daughter and rescue dog), Stef loves cooking, true crime and compelling people to hike with her. She is glad she abandoned her childhood dream of becoming a herpetologist.

Stef Goodsell
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