SAN DIEGO — Intesa Communications Group partner Maddy Kilkenny today was tapped among the region’s brightest young leaders, as she was named among SDMetro Magazine’s 2017 “40 Under 40.” The annual award honors individuals in San Diego County making notable contributions to their industry and community.
The 40 under 40 honoree luncheon was held this afternoon at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina, and marks the second year in a row Intesa leadership has been recognized. The company’s founding partner, Margie Newman, was named among 2016’s 40 under 40 cohort.
Maddy has been a go-to, trusted government affairs resource to public officials and companies throughout San Diego for more than 15 years. She served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Supervisor Greg Cox from 2003 to 2010 where she focused on health and public safety issues, community outreach, and special events. Later, she served as Vice President of Government Relations at The Clay Company, where her clients included a wide array of health, technology, and corporate businesses.
At Intesa, Kilkenny manages the firm’s government relations practice, leading lobbying and communications strategies across the greater San Diego region for clients including South Bay Community Services, San Diego State University, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
“Maddy is smart on our issues, a vocal champion of our mission, and intimately familiar with ins-and-outs of San Diego County government,” said South Bay Community Services president and CEO Kathryn Lembo. “I consider her a true partner in our work to transform communities to support the well-being and prosperity of children, youth and families.”
A native San Diegan and San Diego State University graduate, Maddy serves on the board of directors for the USS Midway Museum, the San Diego Young Leaders (an initiative of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce), and was appointed in 2017 by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to the Civic San Diego board of directors. She and her husband, Sean, live in Carlsbad with her two sons, Logan and Owen.
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