2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Mary Kathryn Covert

Mary Kathryn Covert,

Assistant Vice President, Financial Dynamics International Limited

Straight out of college, Mary Kathryn Covert worked her way up from intern to a full-time position in the Coca-Cola Company’s Issues Management division. Covert moved to Financial Dynamics’ healthcare and life sciences team in the public affairs division in March 2009, where she quickly became an expert on the issues, clients and reporters during the debate over healthcare reform.

After eight months, FD promoted Covert from associate to assistant VP—a title normally reserved for those aged 30 and over. — MT

Typical Day: “My work ranges from developing communications strategies intended to advance or prevent legislation on Capitol Hill, to providing counsel to clients facing regulatory action.”

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