We are a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm specializing in the communications needs of companies, trade associations and non-profits.
We offer services including content development, media strategy and relations, speechwriting and seminars on business communications.
A tailored and targeted media strategy gets you seen. Clear, concise and compelling communications get you heard.
We can help.
eric rosenberg, principal
Eric has worked for nearly three decades in news media and public relations. He advises clients with issues before Congress and federal agencies. Clients include senior executives from trade associations and the defense, technology, education and healthcare industries.
Eric's expertise includes researching and writing op-ed articles, many of which have appeared in major U.S. media, including the Wall Street Journal, Energy Daily, Forbes.com, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Denver Post, Indianapolis Star, Orlando Sentinel, and Industry Week magazine. His op-eds won a 1st place award from the Public Relations Society of America.
In addition, he has written speeches for leaders, including Pentagon officials, foreign government representatives, corporate CEOs, and trade association executives from the technology, energy, transportation and non-profit sectors.
Eric is an adjunct professor with Johns Hopkins University's graduate school in Washington, D.C. He teaches opinion writing in the political communications master's program.
Prior to EMR, Eric served as a senior vice president in the public affairs practice at Ogilvy Washington.
Before joining Ogilvy, he was a journalist for 23 years – including 13 years as a national correspondent and the national op-ed editor in Washington, D.C., for Hearst Newspapers, where he covered major national stories, including defense, science, health, politics, technology and economic issues.
He has honed an expertise in national security, the defense industry and federal procurement, winning two first place journalism awards from the National Press Club for his reporting. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by Hearst Newspapers.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hartford and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
catherine baker-wingfield, principal
Kate brings a unique skill set, having served as a senior attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice where she worked in policy, litigation and intelligence units of the criminal division..
While in the policy unit, Kate specialized in writing talking points and speeches for department officials, including the attorney general, deputy assistant attorney general and other criminal division leadership. She was also responsible for drafting position papers for use by the department and other law enforcement agencies.
Prior to working policy, Kate spent two years as an appellate attorney with the litigation unit, drafting numerous briefs on behalf of the government. She argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeal and prosecuted cases, including co-chairing a jury trial.
Before joining Justice, Kate completed a clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and worked as an associate with Theodore Goddard, a corporate law firm based in London.
Paramount in all of her work for EMR, whether speeches, talking points, blogs, marketing materials or briefs, is Kate's ability to turn complex subjects and points of view into clear, concise and readable language. Her clients include technology, healthcare and pharmaceutical trade association executives and large non-profits.
Kate is active in the arts, having recently co-authored a story narrative for a soon-to-be-produced Hollywood movie. She has been an opera and theater critic for 15 years and currently serves on the panel of the Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company's Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence.
In support of the community, Kate has been sharing her communication skills as a licensed mediator with the Supreme Court of Virginia for the past seven years. Twice monthly, she mediates small business claims in Arlington County General District Court, assisting litigating parties in identifying issues for resolution and facilitating solutions. She is a certified trainer and mentor with the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, serving as part of Virginia's certification program.
Kate is an active member of the Virginia bar and is also licensed to practice law in the United Kingdom.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from New York University, a J.D. from the College of Law in the United Kingdom and an LL.M. in international law from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated with distinction.