Director of Communications
Danielle applies her expansive communications know-how, strategic methods, and competitive work ethic to maximize client exposure.
Her formal training in public relations and strategic planning combined with real-world experience in the high-stakes environment of Texas politics positions her to ensure research-based strategies drive client success. A natural project manager, she excels in time management and keeping things organized. Her background in social media management allows her to understand how digital tools fit into an overarching public affairs strategy.
Danielle joins the Public Blueprint team after serving under Commissioner George P. Bush as the first-ever social media strategist at the Texas General Land Office. As the first person in her role, Danielle earned Texas' oldest state agency the title of "Best State Agency on Twitter" from the Texas Social Media Research Institute two years in a row and garnered more than 100,000 followers on the agency's social media platforms in less than 3 years. Prior to her time at the Land Office, she managed social media for Gov. Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign on a team named one of the best digital operations of the 2014 campaign cycle.
Danielle grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and is a graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She holds concurrently earned degrees from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication: a bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Mass Communications. Her crowning achievement while at ASU was being named the inaugural recipient of the Aspire Award for senior-level public relations students and hosting an accompanying Q&A session with Cutlip & Center's Effective Public Relations author Dr. Glen Broom.
Danielle and her husband, Fernando, reside in Austin, TX, where they spoil the fluff out of their yorkie, Clover. Danielle is a member of the Junior League of Austin, a Skimm'bassaor, and a contributor at 40:20 Vision.