We redefine storytelling in ways that

REACH MILLIONS

ADVOCATE POLICY

VISUALIZE DATA

We are storytellers in a shrinking world

GLOBAL POLICY EXPERIENCE

Global Policy Experience
Education

EDUCATION

Technology

TECHNOLOGY

Trade

TRADE

Tourism

TOURISM

Energy

ENERGY

Healthcare

HEALTHCARE

Policy Reform

POLICY REFORM

Global Development

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

The leadership of Chaski Global has worked in 26 countries focused on the intersection of business and policy.

Our clients span the public, private, NGO, academic and mutli-lateral banking sectors.

OUR PROCESS, YOUR RESULTS

OUR PROCESS, YOUR RESULTS

A CAMPAIGN MINDSET

SUSTAINED COLLABORATION

FULL PROJECT IMMERSION

FLAWLESS EXECUTION

CRAFTING NARRATIVE

WE LIVE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

WE WORK GLOBALLY

OUR TEAM

Chaski Global is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We leverage an incredible talent base, are inspired by history, and enjoy direct access to nature all within 2.5 hours of Washington, D.C.

Steve Bowers

STEVE BOWERS
CO-FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL

Steve is a strategic communications professional with 24 years of experience in political, policy, corporate and institutional non-profit communications. While living in the District of Columbia for 15 years, his work included driving corporate grasstops support for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, creating external communications strategies to introduce the nascent Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, and driving media coverage and producing government relations materials regarding issues related to software and digital content publishing, taxation of electronic commerce, and shareholder-owned electric power companies.

Steve has served as a Communications Director and consultant for the past decade, serving clients in healthcare, education technology, finance, heavy civil construction, real estate development, electronic commerce, and public policy management. Most notably, he created a communications strategy for Microsoft’s flagship $500 million education program providing resources for teachers in 114 nations. He lives in Keene, Virginia with his wife and two children, a daughter adopted from the Caribbean and a son adopted from Latin America. Steve is on the governing boards of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).

VALERIA MCFARREN

VALERIA MCFARREN PIPER
CO-FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL

Valeria is a strategic communications professional with more than a decade of experience developing and implementing communications and advocacy strategies across the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Valeria heads Corporate Communications for Pike Corporation, one of the largest power engineering companies in the US, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal Executive Institute. Previously at the Millennium Challenge Corporation she was responsible for creating the agency’s results portfolio, and served as the counterpart to communications experts in 23 countries, overseeing budgets over $10 million and executing national communications campaigns. She has provided executive counsel to leaders in government, NGOs and corporations delivered consulting services for IBM, Citibank, the World Bank and several NGOs.

She earned a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the President and founder of the Kappa Charlottesville Alumnae Association and volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister.

Valeria is conversational in French and Portuguese, and speaks Spanish fluently. She was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia, and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband.

MEGAN GADIENT

MEGAN GADIENT
ART DIRECTOR

Megan is a designer with over 5 years of experience. With an in-depth knowledge of infographics, she is able to take complex data and translate it visually to help clients tell their story. She also has extensive experience in publication design and branding.

Megan joined the Chaski team in 2015 after working for a full-scale advertising agency where she worked on clients from local nonprofits to international companies. Prior to that, she attended the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts.

Megan resides in Charlottesville where she enjoys hiking and partaking in the vibrant local viticulture scene. She also volunteers with Thrive, where she chairs the Development Committee.

Drew Precious

DREW PRECIOUS
MULTIMEDIA ASSOCIATE

As a professional photographer and videographer, Drew creates digital materials for strategic promotion via the web and social media distribution for internal and external audiences. With an emphasis on visual storytelling, he brings to life complex narratives through relatable human-scale vignettes. Before joining Chaski Global, Drew served as the Communications Associate for the Presidential Precinct, a Virginia-based NGO focused on building diplomatic skills among emerging global leaders, where he created comprehensive communications assets including more than 150 video blogs that have reached more than 50,000 people around the world. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Drew also served as the video editor for The Cavalier Daily, where he led a team of twelve videographers to capture and edit videos for the cavalierdaily.com.

Ben Eppard

BEN EPPARD
DIGITAL SPECIALIST

Ben is a digital storyteller with more than ten years experience in strategic communications, marketing, and public relations. He specializes in web development, online campaigns, and data-driven decision making.

Ben began work with Chaski Global in the summer of 2016. He previously served as Director of Communications for Madison House, the student volunteer center at the University of Virginia.

Ben currently serves on the board of directors for the Music Resource Center, a Charlottesville based non-profit. He is also pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

SERVICES

strategy

STRATEGY

We create short and long-term communications plans to fully execute on your vision.

MEDIA RELATIONS

MEDIA RELATIONS

Crafting stories, targeting journalists, understanding the flow of news is just the start of successful placements.

EVENT MANAGEMENT

EVENT MANAGEMENT

With experience in official protocol and pageantry, we deliver world class events from Royal visits to ribbon cuttings.

SMART REPORTING

SMART REPORTING

We visualize your data and integrate personal anecdotes to deliver rich user experiences across print and digital platforms.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

We believe in gathering lessons learned and best practices to share knowledge through trainings.

BRANDING & DESIGN

BRANDING & DESIGN

Flawless, contemporary, professional design transforms complex concepts into clear and compelling stories.

SEE HOW OUR SERVICES

TRANSLATE INTO REALITY

WORK & CLIENTS

Miller Center of Public Affairs | UVA

First Year Project 2017 Client Miller Center of Public Affairs | UVA Project Overview The First Year Project is a hallmark of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at UVA, as scholars outline the historic and current challenges faced by the incoming President-elect....

IDB Institutional Strategy

The Inter-American Development Bank underwent an update to their Institutional Strategy. This strategy was informed by a multitude of factors including insights from the bank’s operational guiding principles.

MCA Senegal

The Millennium Challenge Account in Senegal needed a national communications campaign to communicate the results of the $540 million compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

WE MAKE UNPRECEDENTED CONNECTIONS

Chaski Global recently provided advance (with Royal protocol), branding, program guidance, management and media relations for an event that united more than two dozen young leaders from emerging democracies around the world with His Royal Highness Prince Charles at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

The event focused on the future of the rule of law pertaining to the global economy, sustainability, women’s empowerment, and leadership challenges for civil society.

Connections

CLIENTS

CFA Institute
eHealth International
Generation180
Inter-American Development Bank
James Madison’s Montpelier
Land Alliance
Med Learning Group
Millennium Challenge Account – Senegal
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Miller Center of Public Affairs | University of Virginia
MWH Global / Stantec
Pike Corporation
Presidential Precinct
Social Impact
United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area
UR Group – Tanzania
World Future Society

CONTACT

ADDRESS

427 Park Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

PHONE

434.260.1755

TWITTER

@chaskiglobal

Chaski Global