Danielle McBeth, a Partner at Alcalde & Fay, has over a decade of government relations and public affairs experience on behalf of corporate, municipal and educational entities. After only a few years with Alcalde & Fay, Ms. McBeth became the youngest African-American woman appointed to partner in an established independent government affairs practice. She has substantial experience working with the Administration and Congress on behalf of the firm’s broad portfolio of clients.
Ms. McBeth has advocated on issues related to transportation, economic development, infrastructure, education, technology, and immigration. She has successfully led the lobbying efforts of coalitions and organizations before Congress to amend and promote broad national policies. Her achievements include securing Federal grants and legislative appropriations for educational institutions and local governments for water and wastewater infrastructure, roadways, law enforcement technology, and marine science research. Ms. McBeth has also been active in the firm’s grassroots communications and education campaigns.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McBeth served as press secretary for the Florida Commission on Education Reform and Accountability where she was responsible for coordinating media relations between campaign and media entities statewide. She also served as the information specialist for Florida State University’s Center for Professional Development, coordinating publicity and promotions at the state, national, and international levels. Ms. McBeth began her career working for several newspapers including the New York Times Regional Newspapers, the Spartanburg Herald-Journal and the Tallahassee Democrat.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University. While continuing her career as a lobbyist, Ms. McBeth also obtained a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.