Blythe Thomas is the director of strategic communications at Pew Research Center where she leads a team responsible for media outreach and engagement; media training; strategic communications planning; crisis and brand management; as well as executive communications. Before joining the Center in July 2023, Blythe served in progressive leadership roles at the American Red Cross National Headquarters, The Nature Conservancy Worldwide Office, Kansas Health Foundation; Partnership for a Healthier America and 1,000 Days, an initiative of FHI 360.