Becky Gaylord

My work supports those who are focused on making the economy stronger and communities better.

I deftly describe an issue or policy in ways that let folks see and feel it. For instance, how to show the growing distance between affordable housing and low-skilled jobs, imposing a travel burden so heavy on low-paid workers it amounts to a second shift? Board a bus downtown at 4:00 a.m. headed for an industrial park in the suburbs. Illustrating this issue in a way that humanized it offered insight that tables of data couldn’t.

As a journalist in Washington, D.C., 20 years ago, I dug into policy and deciphered the impact of regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments. The challenge inspired me then, and still does today. A decade ago, while I was working as a foreign correspondent in Sydney, Australia, my work ran in The New York Times, Business Week magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Salon.com and Barron’s.

Cleveland’s been my home since 2002. After a few years in the Business and Metro sections of The Plain Dealer, I joined the paper’s Editorial Board. There, I honed the ability to advocate and influence as well as explain and illuminate. An example: How to show insightfully the impact that a Land Bank could have within Cuyahoga County? Go to Flint, Michigan, and reveal what’s happening in lots long vacant—now blooming with rebirth.

Let’s make your ideas come to life. My collaborations with clients have achieved measurable influence and impact, including financial support, media exposure and community outreach. My instincts are solid. My ideas are creative. And my professional network and optimism are deep.

Your values and passion are in place…you just need the right voice to ensure your mission is fully realized.