Ian Wilhite

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Ian Wilhite is a media-savvy communications expert. Wilhite brings a wide range of public relations and strategic communications experience to Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving the full recognition of civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV.

At Lambda Legal, Wilhite serves as the DC Press Secretary and a spokesman for one of Lambda Legal’s top legislative priorities: Judicial Nominations. Ian also provides messaging solutions for Lambda’s work resisting the Trump administration in their attempt to roll back the progress made by the LGBT community during the Obama era.

Prior to joining Lambda Legal, Wilhite advised senior members of Congress and high-profile executives of Fortune 100 companies on crisis management, stakeholder engagement, and digital media messaging. After graduating from law school in 2013, he was asked to join the office of Congressman Joe Kennedy III from Massachusetts as a legislative aide and later joined the office of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan as a Deputy Press Secretary.

Wilhite served as a judicial clerk for Honorable Denise J. Casper, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He later earned a coveted McCleary Law Fellowship at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. Wilhite holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.

Follow him on Twitter @CapitolWilhite.