Cary Hatch, CEO of MDB Communications

With more than 30 years of experience in advertising and marketing communications, Cary Hatch, CEO of MDB Communications, has established a formidable track-record in business and consumer communications, both domestic and international. Her broad-based client experience includes NationalGeographic, Fannie Mae, Destination DC, the International Spy Museum, Sprint, the U.S. Mint, the Newseum and many others.

Cary Hatch has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal, on their POWER 100 list, as one of the region’s most influential business leaders. She currently serves on the Government Relations Committee for the American Association of Advertising Agencies and is the Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Board of Governors for the 4A’s. Additionally, Hatch is a trustee of the Federal City Council and a board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the ($1.7B) University System of Maryland Foundation. Other recent board appointments include Year Up (NCR) and the Historical Society of Washington, DC.  Cary is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC.

Cary has also served on the boards of the International Women's Forum (Washington, DC) and Leadership Greater Washington, as well as serving on the Executive Committee of The Greater Washington Board of Trade. A member of the 2012 class of The Leadership Foundry, Cary has recently completed the National Association of Corporate Directors Professionalism Program.

She is a noted lecturer at Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland (her alma mater) and is a regular on TV and radio outlets commenting on branding, advertising and marketing communications.

Client work has appeared both nationally and internationally in Graphis, Print, and Communication Arts. Creative recognition includes numerous, London International Awards, Tellys, Silver Microphones, and ADDYs as well as MAXI Awards for excellence in direct marketing.

A native Washingtonian, Cary Hatch joined MDB in 1981 as an account executive. After her promotion into a management position in 1983 and growing the business for several years, she purchased the company in 1987. MDB was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 1996.

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