Tess McRae

Vice President of Communications


Tess McRae is a veteran campaign operative and communications and public relations strategist. As Vice President at Parkside, she works with clients in the firm’s public affairs, public relations, and political campaign practices. She mobilizes grassroots movements and develops messaging to help Parkside’s clients gain a competitive edge.

Tess joined Parkside after working in the New York Senate where she served on Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins' senior staff team as Director of Operations. Tess also held previous positions with Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign and the State Senate Democratic Conference and its members, including Deputy Director of External Relations and Communications Director for State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.

A lifelong Queens resident, Tess started her career as a reporter and editor for the Queens Chronicle and Queens Tribune. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY UAlbany and a Masters in Public Administration from the Marxe Executive MPA program at Baruch College where she specialized in communications strategy.

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