Danica Key Thompson

Vice President , State Government Relations

Atlanta, GA

+1 404 443 5813

BIO

Danica Key Thompson is experienced in civic engagement with a focus in government relations. She currently serves as a vice president of state government relations where she provides strategic advice and lobbying services to help clients meet their corporate and public affairs objectives.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Danica worked with state elected officials for 13 years at the Atlanta-based Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. Starting as a legislative intern, she seamlessly rose through the organization’s ranks to the position of executive director where she managed the daily operations of the caucus, coordinated legislative conferences and ensured that the caucus fulfilled its mission to protect the general welfare of people of color, the disadvantaged and the underserved citizens throughout the state of Georgia.

Throughout her professional career Danica has committed herself to making a difference at work and within her community. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Georgia Women's Policy Institute. Presently, Danica serves as chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Corporate Roundtable Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Policy Committee, serves as a board member for the United Methodist Children's Home, and volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to support children in foster care. She was also recently selected to serve on the Grady Ambassador Force, which consists of nearly 100 community leaders, to create awareness and community support for the Grady Health System.

Danica has been recognized by her peers for the past three years as a Rising Star lobbyist in the James magazine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.

AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, YWCA of Greater Atlanta/Georgia Women’s Policy Institute

Member, Executive Board  member of  African American Legislative Coordinating Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. 

SERVICE AREAS

Coalition Development

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Strategic Communications and Grassroots

Danica Key