Rachel Hayden is a Senior Advisor to the President at Democracy Forward.

Rachel has more than two decades of experience supporting executives and organizations in their growth, evolution, and pursuit of excellence.  She has successfully led marketing and public relations teams across a range of industries, launching luxury brands, creating national and international events, partnerships and collaborations, and other strategic projects. Her experience includes nearly two decades as Director of Public Relations and Marketing at the world-class, Michelin Three Star Inn at Little Washington. As Director of Marketing at Linder Global Events, Rachel oversaw a broad portfolio of engagements and public relations for the company and its large nonprofit and Fortune 100 clients, while also supporting the organization’s CEO in business expansion, relationship management and public appearances.

She has crafted and supported fundraising efforts to benefit numerous nonprofits including YouthAIDS, Share Our Strength, HRC, Chefs for Equality, the Washington Ballet, and World Central Kitchen.