From the corporate war room to the media battlefield, the corner office to the White House,
KML Strategic Advisors are your guides through rarified air.

Utilizing decades of dynamic experience with purpose-driven
and influential leaders, KML Strategic Advisors are the team
national and global leaders turn to to navigate challenges with
reputational, political, philanthropic, legal and financial lenses.


Complex challenges take more than simple solutions.

Founded & led by Katie McCormick Lelyveld, KML Strategic Advisors is a dynamic team of corporate, nonprofit, and political campaign strategists who work with executive leaders and founders to distinguish vision, maximize priorities and deliver strong outcomes through strategic communications, creative marketing and thoughtful partnerships.

Katie is a strategic positioning and communications specialist focused on premier companies and entrepreneurs who are committed to mission-driven, transformational excellence. She has been the person to whom influential leaders have turned to address critical issues with campaign-style execution to shape and drive the conversation. Katie's career is rooted in her roles at the White House, notably serving as First Lady Michelle Obama's first press secretary. Katie also serves as the Strategic Leadership Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University, through which she has launched MELD - the premier generational mentorship platform engaging high potential and high performance women who will drive the future of innovation.

Learn more about MELD at

"Katie has been with me since the very beginning and
I’ve relied on her intelligence, grace, quick wit, humor and friendship through the campaign and at the White House.
I will always be grateful for her hard work and dedication."
Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Integrated Campaign & Strategy to
Realize your Full Potential

Our Expertise
Complex challenges take more than a simple solution. With a focus on reputation management and legacy building, we curate bespoke teams of experts to address complex problems. 

We are experts at molding conversations around transformative people and platforms through narrative, accessible engagement architecture, appropriate connections and mission-driven partnerships that yield cultural impact and genuine behavior change.  

  • Executive Advisory
    Thought leadership, coaching & preparedness, impact strategy

  • Strategic Communications
    Public relations, public affairs, speechwriting

  • Go-to-Market Strategy
    Marketing, including brand narrative & identity, 360-degree consumer campaign and content strategy, experiential, influencer, event strategy and production, strategic partnerships