CEO, Brand Advocate

MDB Communications, Inc.

Cary Hatch is CEO, Brand Advocate for MDB Communications, Inc. Imaginative concepts, a proven ability for problem solving, and intense account service orientation have contributed to Cary Hatch’s success. With more than 30 years of experience in advertising, marketing and public relations, Ms. Hatch has a formidable track record in business and consumer communications, both domestic and international. Her hands-on approach to marketing “accountability” has fueled the agency’s growth and helped MDB earn a spot on the Inc. 500, the annual list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Ms. Hatch's broad-based client experience includes Sprint, Fannie Mae, National Geographic, the D.C. Lottery, Loral Skynet, The U.S. Mint, Wells Fargo and many others.

Ms. Hatch currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Greater Washington Board of Trade and has served on the Board of Directors for the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, which in 2004 bestowed on her its highest honor, the Silver Medal Award. Ms. Hatch served on the Board of Directors for Women in Advertising and Marketing for four years after fulfilling two terms as president, and she also received the organization’s first-ever Founder’s Award. She currently serves as the Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Board of Governors for the American Association of Advertising Agencies, on the board of the International Women’s Forum of Washington DC, and the Leadership Committee of the Ad Council.

Ms. Hatch also devotes significant hours giving back to the community. She has served as the Washington, DC Key Market Coordinator for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America since 1990, and serves on the Marketing Advisory Boards for Destination DC and the Trust for the National Mall. Ms. Hatch is a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington and a noted lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown and her alma mater, the University of Maryland, and she is a regularly featured industry expert on radio and TV outlets.

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