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Cary Hatch

CEO, Brand Advocate, MDB Communications, Inc.

With more than 35 years of experience in advertising and marketing, Cary Hatch, CEO of MDB Communications, has established a formidable track record in business and consumer communications, both domestic and international. Her broad-based client experience includes National Geographic, Fannie Mae, DC Lottery, Destination DC, Roy Rogers Restaurants, Sprint and many others.

Cary Hatch has been recognized on the POWER 100, the Washington Business Journal’s list of the most influential business leaders, for 5 years. She currently serves as the Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Board of Governors for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) and serves on the 4A’s National Government Relations Committee. Cary was recently appointed to the National Advertising Review Board and is current board member for the University System of Maryland Foundation. She currently serves on the Washington Housing Conservancy. She also served on the Ad Council Washington DC Leadership Committee.

Previous Board positions include: the Int’l Women’s Forum-DC, Leadership Greater Washington and the Exec Committee for the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

A member of the 2013 class of The Leadership Foundry, Cary has completed the National Association of Corporate Directors Professionalism Program. Cary is a member of Heroes, Inc., the Federal City Council and the Economic Club of Washington DC.

She is a noted lecturer at Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University, and the Univ. of MD; and is a regular on TV and radio outlets commenting on branding, advertising and marketing communications.

Client work has appeared both nationally and internationally. Creative recognition includes London International Awards, Tellys, Silver Microphones, and National ADDYs and Maxi’s.

Cary Hatch joined MDB in 1981 as an account executive. After her promotion into a management position in 1983 and growing the business for several years, she purchased the company in 1987. MDB was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 1996.

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