Shandwick Public Affairs

 First major client was Northwest Airlines.

First major client was Northwest Airlines.


The Foundation for a Career

Working at Shandwick Public Affairs afforded Gardner an amazing opportunity to manage and be involved with more than 50 press conferences, place clients with ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, The Washington Post and many more.

Gardner did everything from lobbying federal agencies on behalf of Solutia (a Monsanto spin-off) and implementing a federal procurement strategy to helping Northwest Airlines fight a bad trade deal with Japan over landing rights to helping Airgas with a federal regulatory strategy.

While at Shandwick Gardner was recognized in Shandwick's 1 in 20 program designed to identify the organization's future leadership.