Our Team

David DonadioPrincipal

David Donadio leads Iambic. In the past decade, he has served clients ranging from small non-profits to large corporations, specializing in relating complex subject matter to their targets in a manner they find simple and persuasive.

He has written for top U.S. energy companies, multi-national financial institutions such as Russell Investments, large public relations firms such as Hill & Knowlton, institutions of higher learning such as The George Washington University, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and former senior U.S. officials, including ambassadors and congressmen. He has also produced collateral materials in support of fundraising, events, and all manner of public relations efforts.

For several years, Donadio represented top Washington institutions, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he collaborated on significant works on the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and East Asia, and wrote and placed commentaries in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Caijing, South China Morning Post, and other outlets.

In Washington, Donadio has led major communications campaigns, planning and executing events featuring multiple U.S. officials, New York Times and Associated Press reporters, and statements from the President of the United States.

Donadio graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in political science.

Cynthia WashickoProject Manager

Cynthia Washicko joined Iambic in 2017 after several years as a business and general assignment reporter.

From her earliest days at the firm, Washicko has impressed clients, researching, reporting and writing large amounts of copy on tight deadlines on a range of consumer technology, finance and cybersecurity interests.

A California native, Washicko spent time reporting in Washington, writing articles on topics ranging from health and wellness to retirement and business for the Washington Business Journal and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications.

More recently, Washicko has covered business and local news on the West Coast. As a local reporter in Los Angeles, Washicko reported on multibillion-dollar infrastructure expansions, federal and state lawsuits, and the comings and goings in local politics in the southern half of the Golden State.

Washicko graduated with degrees in political science and journalism from California State University, Fullerton.

Emily GreggProject Manager

A creative problem-solver with diverse communications and outreach experience in the legal and healthcare industries, Emily Gregg has managed projects involving workflow redesigns, recruitment, grant reporting, and brand development. She joined Iambic during its expansion in 2018.

As an external relations specialist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gregg previously produced and edited educational content for medical providers in the form of fact sheets, manuals, and presentations. She is skilled in managing relationships with a wide range of clients and strives to communicate clearly with stakeholders of all kinds.

Originally from the Boston area, Gregg enjoys exploring all that New York City has to offer, from the pleasures of good museums and parks to more eccentric pursuits, such as axe-throwing. (Seriously. Look it up.)

Gregg graduated with a degree in anthropology from Kenyon College, where she played midfield on the women’s lacrosse team.

Jonathan WilkenfeldProject Manager

Jonathan Wilkenfeld has written on topics ranging from U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East to electronic payments and digital currencies, and managed complex projects involving the production of websites, videos, brochures, speeches, and presentations.

Wilkenfeld has written and strategized for clients in healthcare, higher education, cybersecurity, sustainable architecture, and many more.

As a freelance journalist in Poland, he reported on the Jewish renewal in Warsaw, an international trade agreement, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and Polish entrepreneurship. Wilkenfeld graduated with a degree in political science from Kenyon College, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Kenyon Observer.

Lindsey BurrowsDesign

Lindsey Burrows is a highly-skilled designer of both print and online materials, who specializes in telling a story through strong visuals.

She spent several years in magazine publishing, as art director and designer of The American Interest, a political magazine in Washington, DC. During her tenure, she collaborated on several website redesigns, and single-handedly paginated and designed the magazine’s print edition.

In addition to layout and design, Burrows excels in editorial art conception and art direction. Some of her previous clients include Christie’s, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Postal Service. A long-time freelance contributor to print magazines and design websites, such as, she also served previously as a daily newspaper designer in charming Chautauqua, New York.

Burrows holds an undergraduate degree in magazine journalism and specializations in fine art and anthropology. She graduated with honors from Ohio University, where she served as secretary of her Society of Professional Journalists chapter.

Daniel JacksonDigital

Hailing from faraway Australia, Daniel Jackson has spent nearly a decade developing powerful and responsive web-based systems for government, corporate, and non-profit clients. His work for the Queensland Transit Authority, Solutions IE, and others have provided measurable improvements in cost, accountability and productivity.

Jackson spent several years developing asset management, auditing, compliance, budgetary, and planning tools for corporations and governments, and is knowledgeable in PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and C#, as well as various UX and visualization libraries.

He excels at steering projects from concept to completion, developing technical specifcations, storyboarding, UML visualizations, and integration points between existing systems. Jackson graduated with a M.A. in Software Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Matt WelnackDesign

With almost 15 years of experience designing high-impact written materials, Matt Welnack excels in producing aesthetically pleasing content in which form follows function. He has led design efforts for institutions reflecting an astonishing range of corporate cultures, including a large healthcare system, a national magazine publisher, a major fashion retailer, a global oil and gas services company that supports the world’s super-major producers, and a Top 10 Sports section.

In 2014, a nationally recognized zoo approached Welnack about a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign it would soon launch, and he created top-shelf pitch materials to support its efforts on a limited budget.

He approaches his work with a unique and integrated perspective, applying clean, sophisticated typography and captivating photography to create engaging and memorable experiences for his clients and their audiences. With three children under the age of 6 and a new Lab puppy, Welnack knows how to make sure his message is heard.

Daniel KennellyWriter

A native Texan, Daniel Kennelly is a 15-year veteran of the Washington policy journalism scene, as well as a freelance editor and writer.

At Iambic, Kennelly edits work in all formats for readability, ensuring that it delivers enough detail to build credibility among readers, but not so much that it drowns them.

Since 2007, Kennelly has been senior managing editor of The American Interest, the foreign and domestic policy bimonthly founded by Francis Fukuyama. He has edited Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf, George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen, former Johns Hopkins University SAIS dean Jessica Einhorn, and contrarian British historian Niall Ferguson.

At the AI, he has helped bring the knowledge and expertise of scholars in the DC policy community to a general-interest audience. He has also shepherded the growth of The American Interest Online, which features commentary and analysis from staff and contributors, including Fukuyama, John McWhorter, David Blankenhorn, and others.

In addition to his work for Iambic and The American Interest, Kennelly’s essays and reviews have been published in the American Enterprise, Weekly Standard, American Interest, Crisis, and AFF’s Doublethink quarterly. He has also edited books, program reports, essays, and commentaries for clients including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Eurasia Foundation, West Virginia University Press, and many independent scholars and writers.

Kennelly graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dallas, with a degree in English language and literature, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.