Amanda Thayer

Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Amanda Thayer brings more than 13 years of experience driving high-impact national communications strategies, navigating legislative and regulatory landscapes, positioning principals, transforming narratives, and delivering political wins.   

At GSG, Amanda specializes in building and executing public affairs and strategic communications campaigns that achieve goals on Capitol Hill, at the ballot box, and in state houses. She brings a deep understanding of leveraging cutting-edge message research, mutually reinforcing local and national narratives, earned and paid media, and coalition-building to help her clients navigate and win today’s driving policy fights. A seasoned media relations expert, Amanda is always looking for ways to spotlight the under-told stories, pursue unique angles, and break through the noise in national and Beltway media.  

Prior to GSG, Amanda led political and national communications at NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading national reproductive rights advocacy organization. She served as an organizational spokesperson, drove media coverage in The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, PoliticoGlamour, and Vogue, and built up the national profile of NARAL’s president. She played a critical role in helping the organization navigate midterm and presidential election cycles, federal legislative battles, and several high-profile Supreme Court fights. Amanda also worked at a Democratic lobbying firm run by former U.S. Congressman Toby Moffett, where she advocated before Capitol Hill and the Obama administration on issues such as trade, renewable energy, and gun violence prevention. She did a stint on a congressional race in 2010 and is also a returning GSG alum.  

A DC native, Amanda lives in Chevy Chase with her husband, son, and a ball-obsessed black lab. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.