Rasheedah Thomas is a passionate communications strategist who believes that good communication makes good business. She is a highly sought after advisor to policymakers, business leaders and changemakers. She advises a diverse group of clients on strategic communications, media relations, and branding strategies. After building a strategic communications firm in Washington, DC, she founded Emerald Digital Solutions in 2021. EDS is an integrated marketing and communications firm that serves clients in the Washington, DC area.
For over a decade, Rasheedah worked in fundraising and donor relations at National Public Radio. For over a decade, she raised an average of $2-3M a year and created strategic stewardship plans for NPR’s corporate, foundation, and individual donors. She worked closely with NPR’s CEO and other executive management, as well as with major stations and Trustees of the NPR Foundation.
As the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Congressional Staff Foundation, Rasheedah works to not only increase staff diversity on the Hill, but create a pipeline to foster more diversity in Hill leadership positions. An advocate of more women in elected office, she is a Certified National Trainer for VoteRunLead. She is a member of Washington Women in Public Relations and was selected to join Politico’s Women Rule advisory group as one of its first members. Rasheedah was named to the 2021 and 2020 list of Influential African American Women on LinkedIn. She is a proud native South Carolinian and alumna of Howard University.