Emily Horne is the Founder and CEO of Allegro Public Affairs and a Senior Advisor with WestExec Advisors. She was the first Spokesperson and Senior Director for Press at the National Security Council (NSC) in the Biden Administration, where she helped develop and execute the Biden Administration’s strategy to declassify, share, and publicize intelligence in the run-up to Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Emily also led communications for the successful confirmations of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Emily was previously Vice President of Communications at the Brookings Institution and led global policy communications for Twitter. She spent nearly a decade at the State Department, including as communications director for counter-ISIS efforts and spokesperson for South and Central Asian Affairs, and has been an adjunct professor of media and foreign policy at American University.
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Emily holds a BA and MA from The George Washington University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their two young sons.