Sakura K.

United States

Summary

Finn Partners' Public Affairs practice develops strategic campaigns reaching the media, influencers, the general public and other stakeholders, at the intersection of government, business and social causes. We work with a broad range of client partners and develop creative approaches that help them break through the noise – across regional, national and international media – using data to gain a better understanding of values, beliefs and behaviors, and powerful storytelling to amplify authentic voices. I have more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry – spanning broadcast journalism, corporate marketing and PR agency work. With years of training in a newsroom setting, my skill set includes media and client relations, stakeholder engagement and thought leadership – including securing major awards and speaking opportunities for clients. I have had the privilege of working with some of the most innovative and influential organizations in the clean energy and environmental sectors. They include: Silver Spring Networks (Redwood City); Opower (McLean); Own Energy (Brooklyn); and Advantix Systems (Sunrise, FL); as well as major international foundations, including Bloomberg Philanthropies (New York); The Japan Prize Foundation (Tokyo); Victor Pinchuk Foundation (Kyiv); Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi (Delhi); and A Different Future (Jerusalem). I have secured panel and speaking appearances for clients at the World Economic Forum, YES Annual Meeting, SXSW Eco, Lazard Capital Markets Alternative Energy Conference, GridWeek, Fortune’s Brainstorm E and Fast Company’s Most Creative conference. I got my start at CBS News, where I advanced to positions of greater responsibility and worked simultaneously at several broadcasts, including The CBS Evening News, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes, as the associate producer assigned to anchor and managing editor Dan Rather. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from International Christian University, in Tokyo.

Experience

  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • media affairs / public relations
  • climate change
  • market research
  • systems
  • bloomberg philantrophies
  • japan
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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