Kay Stimson

Kay Stimson is a seasoned government relations and public affairs professional, with more than 20 years of experience working with U.S. election officials and media. She spent 17+ years representing the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the oldest professional association for state government officials in the U.S. In this role, she oversaw communications and programming outreach to 54 state and territorial member offices, 100+ media outlets and multiple federal entities, including the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Congress and the White house. In 2017, she was awarded the NASS Medallion, the association's highest member honor for contributions in state government service.

Kay has worked on a number of major election initiatives in the U.S., including the creation and passage of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the initial formation of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and oversight of media and government outreach for the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform. She also currently chairs the newly-formed U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sector Coordinating Council for Elections Infrastructure. Prior to joining NASS, Kay was a broadcast news anchor and reporter, covering the South Carolina’s “first in the South” presidential primary and state capital news.

Kay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Towson University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Communications from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is based on Northern Virginia.