MacKenzie BabbDirector of External Affairs
MacKenzie leads marketing and communications efforts for the institute, including strategic planning, events, media relations and branding.
She has worked at the intersection of strategic communications and policy for the nonprofit, public and private sectors for more than a decade. Among other roles, she has served as deputy chief of global public affairs and corporate communications at Porter Novelli and as communications director for the Trust for the National Mall.
MacKenzie graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in creative writing.