About Carol

Carol Blymire is principal of Blymire Communications, a privately held communications and public affairs practice in Washington, D.C. focusing on strategic communications, media and public relations, and partnership development. As principal, Carol brings 25 years of communications leadership and hands-on strategic and tactical experience in public affairs, media relations, speechwriting and message development, research and strategy, events, employee communications, corporate philanthropic program development, social media, and grassroots outreach and advocacy.

A list of Carol’s current and past clients appears in the Clients section of this site.

Her media outreach work has appeared in national print and broadcast media outlets including the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, The View, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, Saturday Night Live, and nearly all major wire services and major-market print and broadcast media.

Prior to starting her own business, Carol held communications management and spokesperson positions at MCI, Fannie Mae, Discovery Channel, e-centives, and Cone. Carol began her career in the White House speechwriting office for President George H. W. Bush, where she researched and wrote speeches and talking points for the President and First Lady.

A graduate of The George Washington University, as well as the Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program, Carol is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where she teaches writing to graduate students in communications, journalism, and corporate social responsibility.  Carol has also lectured and taught at Johns Hopkins University.

In addition to her work in public relations and communications, Carol is active in the food world.  She serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the Celiac Disease Foundation, and is also an accomplished food and culture writer, contributing to The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Saveur, MarthaStewart.com, and other media outlets as well as authoring two award-winning and popular blogs: Alinea at Home and French Laundry at Home.  She authored Mike Isabella’s Crazy Good Italian (DaCapo; September 2012), recipes and content from which were included in Food & Wine’s Best of 2013 Cookbook.  She has spoken about food and recipe writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Les Dames d’Escoffier.