Mandy McClendon

Communications & Media Manager, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Concisely communicating complex policy-related issues is at the heart of the communications efforts Mandy McClendon has led. She is currently employed as the Communications & Media Manager with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Previously, Mandy served as the spokesperson for the City of Austin’s 2016 Mobility Bond; was a PR and governmental affairs consultant for clients such as Google’s Self-Driving Car Project; created social media and communications plans for the Center for Public Policy Priorities; helped shape social media and traditional media outreach for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and assisted with press strategy for Senator Mark Pryor.

Overall, whether earning front-page coverage in Texas’ largest newspapers or gaining thousands of new followers on social media, Mandy’s aim is the same: to make public policy accessible, relatable, and exciting for everyone.