Lindsey Mask is the Founder and CEO of Ladies America, a national young women’s professional networking group offering women an opportunity to connect and advance personally and professionally. The original organization, Ladies DC, was founded in 2006 and has grown to a network of over 1,700 top-tier professional women in and around the nation’s capital and has expanded to New York City, North Carolina and Texas. In 2011, Ladies DC partnered with the United Nations Foundation to host its inaugural “Women Leading the Future” women’s conference, drawing in hundreds of attendees and speakers from across the country.
Lindsey Mask is also a Principal at Global Vision Communications (GVC), a strategic public relations and business development firm. Mask is an expert in public & media relations, new media strategy, branding & marketing, tactical outreach and business development communications. She also manages the firm’s women’s practice.
Prior to joining Global Vision Communications, Mask served as Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon of California, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, where she handled national and local media, served as spokesperson for the Congressman and designed and implemented online, traditional and constituent outreach communications strategies. Mask’s tenure with McKeon lasted over five years, beginning first on the House Education & Workforce Committee, where she served as Press Secretary and as Director of Outreach & Coalitions.
In 2008, Mask took a hiatus from Capitol Hill to manage all national network and cable television coverage with a team of 22 professional volunteers for the 2008 National Convention hosted in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Texas native previously worked as Press Secretary for Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and at the state level in the Texas House, Senate and as the speechwriter for the first female Texas Commissioner of Education.
Preceding her work in politics and business, Mask was a television news anchor and reporter for an ABC affiliate in Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (double major) in Mass Communication and Speech Communication from Texas State University and studied journalism and communications abroad at the University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University) in London, England.
Mask serves as Chair of Media Outreach for the upcoming G8 Youth Summit in Chicago 2012. She is a Co-Founder of DC Entrepreneurship Week; Ambassador for Availor Investments, a social impact investment fund in NYC and a Board Member of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), aimed at helping women under forty secure seats in federal office. She regularly lectures on media and communications for the Leadership Institute, Women in Public Policy’s WeLEAD program at American University and the Women’s Congressional Staff Association. Believing in global business and social change, Mask has spent a great deal of time overseas, most recently in 2011 on a mission trip to Haiti.
Mask has been featured by National Journal, Power Women Magazine, WUSA9, NBC Nightside, The Scene Bisnow, Revamp.com, The Broad Perspective (radio), District Dish, Enchanting Women, Networking News, HerExchange and iCosmeticNetwork.com. And Ladies DC/ Ladies America has partnered with such organizations as Womensphere’s Global Summit in NYC, Global Woman Summit of DC, the United Nation’s Foundation, Fair Fund against human trafficking, Becky’s Fund combating domestic abuse, Newsbabes for Susan G. Komen, Luke’s Wings, DC Entrepreneurship Week, Do It in Person, StreetWise Partners, Women’s Congressional Staff Association, HerExchange.com and Bisnow’s programs for Women in Business, Technology and Journalism.