Kyra Littlejohn is a strategic communications professional and millennial advocate. Currently, she is an Account Executive at Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW Global), formerly Burson-Marsteller – which is now the world’s third largest global public relations and communications firm. At BCW, Kyra works in the Public Affairs and Crisis Practice, where she researches client-related issues, handles routine media relations activities and helps build crisis preparedness plans.
Kyra is a co-lead for BCW’s African-American Employee Resource Group (AAER) in New York. From moderating panel discussions to hosting events with multicultural media and influencers, Kyra is a key player in helping to improve and sustain diversity across the office.
Prior to joining BCW, Kyra worked as an Assistant Account Executive with FleishmanHillard – a global public relations and digital marketing agency – where she provided support to the agency’s Technology Practice on clients such as Samsung, SAP and Bose. Before joining FleishmanHillard, Kyra held positions with the Young Democrats of Michigan, the Century Foundation and St. Mary’s Center for Terrorism Law.
Outside of her 9-to-5, Kyra formerly served as Secretary for the Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) – the largest and the oldest young democratic chapter in the country. In that role, she organized and executed events, developed content to build social media buzz and served as a moderator for panel discussions to highlight issues such as diversity in politics. In addition to appearing on MSNBC, where she spoke about the future of the Democratic Party.
As a millennial woman of color, Kyra’s goal is to provide a fresh perspective to politics and media, while creating opportunities for other underrepresented groups to do the same. In 2018, she was a panelist at the Black Millennial Political Convention where she spoke about ways to increase millennial voter engagement. Her ambition, grit and passion for civic engagement fuels her to raise her voice and help the unseen become seen.
Kyra is a Michigan native and proud graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, where she earned a B.A. in English-Communication Arts and a minor in Political Science.