Team Kivvit

Sophie McCarthy
Sophie McCarthy Managing Director Chicago

Sophie McCarthy

Sophie works with clients to develop customized public affairs campaigns and specializes in campaign management, communications strategy and grassroots and grasstops advocacy.

Having spent over a decade working at the intersection of politics, government and private industry, Sophie joined Kivvit in 2008. Previously, she worked for Kivvit’s political counterpart, AKPD Message & Media, where she was chief of staff to David Axelrod from 2003–2007. In 2008, Sophie worked as the western state director of Missouri for Obama for America. She also worked as a public relations professional at Dan Klores Communications in New York City, where she provided communications strategy and media relations counsel to a wide range of corporate and non-profit clients. Sophie started her career as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.

Sophie graduated from Kansas State University. She lives with her husband and two children in Oak Park, Illinois.