Megan Kindelan

Adjunct Professor

Employer: U.S. Department of Labor

Title: Director of Public Affairs, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Social Media Handles: @MeganKindelan (Twitter)

Megan Kindelan works in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor as the Director of Public Affairs for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In this capacity she serves as a senior expert and consultant to BLS top management, giving advice on how to optimize communications with media and other stakeholders about programs and data products.

Prior to this role, she served as Communications Director for the Administrative Conference of the United States. Kindelan managed the strategic communications campaign for the agency.

Kindelan was also a Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau where she served as part of the integrated strategic communications team for the 2010 Census. Kindelan managed all 2010 Census messaging and talking points for internal and external stakeholders and led the Statistics in Schools program for the Census Bureau. Prior to her eight years at the Census Bureau, Kindelan worked in Marymount University’s Office of Alumni Relations.

Kindelan’s areas of expertise include public relations, media training, messaging, social media outreach, event management and crisis communications. In her spare time, Kindelan is an adjunct professor for The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, where she teaches courses for students obtaining their master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Florida’s Honors Program with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, Kindelan earned her master’s degree in communications with a concentration in public and media relations from The Johns Hopkins University.  Originally from Florida, she currently resides in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 


M.A., The Johns Hopkins University

B.A., University of Florida