Kyra Littlejohn is a strategic communications professional and millennial advocate. Currently, she is a Client Executive at Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), 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 engages clients, handles routine media relations activities and researches client related issues with the technology industry.
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.
Now, Kyra has joined Millennial Politics – an online platform that highlights key issues, along with the profiles of progressive organizations and candidates – as a political commentator and interview correspondent. 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. 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 Bachelor of Arts in English-Communication Arts and a minor in Political Science.