Cary Hatch CEO, MDB Communications
With more than 30 years of experience in advertising and marketing communications, Cary Hatch, CEO of MDB Communications has established a formidable track-record in business and consumer communications, both domestic and international. Her broad-based client experience includes National Geographic, Fannie Mae, Destination DC, the International Spy Museum, Sprint, the U.S. Mint, and many others.
Cary Hatch has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal, on their POWER 100 list, as one of the region’s most influential business leaders. She currently serves on the national Government Relations Committee for the American Association of Advertising Agencies and is the Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Board of Governors for the 4A’s. Additionally, Hatch is a trustee of the Federal City Council, and is a board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the ($1.7B) University System of Maryland Foundation.
Cary has also served on the boards of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, DC and is a member of Heroes, Inc. and The Economic Club of Washington DC. Previous Board of Directors positions include Leadership Greater Washington, Samaritan Inns as well as serving on the Executive Committee of The Greater Washington Board of Trade. A member of the 2012 class of The Leadership Foundry, Cary has recently completed the National Association of Corporate Directors Professionalism Program.
She is a noted lecturer at Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland, and is a regular on TV and radio outlets commenting on branding, advertising and marketing communications.
Client work has appeared both nationally and internationally in Graphis, Print, and Communication Arts. Creative recognition includes numerous, London International Awards, Tellys, Silver Microphones, and ADDYs as well as MAXI Awards for excellence in direct marketing.
Cary Hatch joined MDB in 1981 as an account executive. After her promotion into a management position in 1983 and growing the business for several years, she purchased the company in 1987. MDB was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 1996.