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Ivy K Pendleton, M.B.A, M.S.
Sr. Executive Communications Consultant
Once cited by Voice of America as a “Savvy Washington Insider” and “Top -Notch Publicity Expert,” Ivy K Pendleton has literally built her entire executive career on that definition—even before the role of a “publicist” came into common use. A high energy, fiscally conscious, and goal-driven communications executive, Ivy K. Pendleton  approaches each new business challenge with her intrinsic flair for innovation, creative problem-solving, and measured risk-taking to drive consistent bottom-line improvements and organizational progress.
Ivy Pendleton began her career on a path that is rare among other Communications executives. Having earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from one of the nation’s top research schools, and armed with her MSA credential, Ivy’s  goal was to complement her healthcare savvy and logic with a strong foundation in business, communications and organizational leadership. The best way to do this, she felt, was to pursue a second Master’s Degree, an MBA. Thus, in 2000 she accepted her first position where she gained extensive public relations and communications experience.
Recognized as a high-producing executive, in 2011, Ivy’s career took a ten-fold leap in responsibility when she was sought out by a former United Nations associate and accepted the role of Public Information Officer and Spokeswoman for the Historical Southern Sudan Referendum (Referendum to decide the Unity of Sudan or the Secession of South Sudan) for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC).  Easily making the transition from managing 40 people at various times  to managing information to approximately 30,000 Southern Sudanese Diaspora with global communications and public outreach responsibility, Ivy K Pendleton’s career really had nowhere to go but up. She didn’t disappoint, championing the complete overhaul and modernization of a global public outreach system and architecture. Within less than two months, she had led her team in more than a million impressions on social networks and a 99 percent voter turnout in the United States, while ensuring a credible and transparent media, marketing and public outreach campaign. Her groundbreaking work in communications and executing mission-critical information systems was recognized by SSRC and IOM leaders, The Government of South Sudan, the U.S. Department of State, United Nations and in various news media throughout the world.
In 2004, Ivy’s career took another leap forward when she managed the logistics for the Iraq Out-of-Country voting campaign for Iraq expatriates living in the United States with responsibilities in organizational setup of elections resource management and planning and execution of logistics operations and standard operations procedures, in addition to public outreach.
In 2008, the Government of Brazil contacted Ivy to produce a series of public relations events as part of the billion dollar investment in Tourism, during this time, Ivy also advised on and provided opinions on private sector investments for global emerging markets and Africa, worked with various international women’s organizations, foundations and provided pivotal leadership in building international networks. It was in this context that she identified investment opportunities that produced organic growth.
In 2009, Ivy received the opportunity of a lifetime when she was asked to produce the historical event, the Sojourner Truth Unveiling, with Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton – U.S. Secretary of State Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader and John Boehner, House Speaker. With the well-publicized installation of Sojourner Truth as the First Black woman to have a bust in the United States Capitol, Ivy garnered media placements in more than 3000 online, broadcast and radio outlets and coverage on every local and major cable news network.  
As Principal Communications consultant of The Communications Agency, Ivy is deeply involved in driving both acquisitional and organic growth strategies as a member of the executive team. TCA is quickly emerging as one of the fastest growing communications firms in Washington, DC and with her leadership, the company has a reputation for groundbreaking work, creative problem-solving and measureable results.
Ivy resides in Washington, DC. and is actively seeking her next executive challenge. While open to international business opportunities, she has focused her search on executive roles in healthcare communications services, marketing communications and public relations, international business in developing countries, strategy-oriented, and other complex, information-intensive companies. 

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Knox News: 
NBC Nightly News: 
White House
CNN International
Voice of America

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