Former Press Secretary and Government Pundit Kristin Wileman Sheldon Joins Senior Leadership Team

Strategic Elements welcomes seasoned media relations and communications veteran Kristin Wileman Sheldon to its leadership team as the Director of External Affairs. Based in Pierre, South Dakota, Kristin is one of the firm’s recent nationwide hires. With broad experience in media relations, public affairs, and non-profit consulting, Kristin adds to the firm’s award-winning team’s robust dynamic and skill set. 

Kristin brings extensive experience in government and campaign communications with a proven track record in public relations, content development, brand advancement, storytelling, non-profit growth, and strategic messaging. She most recently served as a communications and marketing specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration, where she developed a network of business and political leaders in the Midwest region and created educational materials for COVID-19 relief resources. Before Kristin’s time in the federal arena, Wileman Sheldon served as press secretary for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.  

“Kristin Wileman Sheldon’s diverse communications expertise coupled with her experience with relationship development with small businesses, community leaders, and business organizations through her work at the Small Business Administration makes her a public affairs power player,” Christine Stineman, President and CEO of Strategic Elements, said. “We are proud to add Kristin’s drive and skill-set to our talented team of professionals.  

“We are thrilled that Kristin joined the team as she brings a plethora of political insider experience and business knowledge with her,” John Stineman, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Elements, said. “We expect to see great things from her leadership.” 

Kristin is excited to hit the ground running with the accomplished team at Strategic Elements.  

Strategic Elements has carefully selected a talented team of public policy strategists, writers, and communications experts dedicated to its clients,” Wileman Sheldon said. “I look forward to working with this successful team and continue delivering winning results.”

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