Caitlin Hochul is an accomplished communications and public affairs professional with more than ten years of experience working with both government and private sector clientele. Her expertise includes developing and implementing effective streamlined strategies, building dynamic teams, creating strategic messaging and organizing public awareness campaigns.
At Concepts, Caitlin serves as the director of communications and client relations and is responsible for supporting national, state and local outreach campaigns, implementing public engagement strategies, assisting in business development and performing solution-oriented services for clients. Caitlin provides communications and policy expertise on a number of contracts sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), including ePolicyWorks, the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) and the Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) demonstration projects.
Previously, Caitlin supported outreach, messaging and video and materials development through ODEP’s Registered Apprenticeship Video program and the Employer Assistance Resource Network on Disability Inclusion. She also led the redesign of the Job Accommodation Network’s website home page and marketing materials.
Prior to joining Concepts, Caitlin helped manage human resources, recruiting and operations efforts at a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business based in Northern Virginia. Her private sector experience also includes time spent as a proposal manager with The Buffalo Group, where she focused on defense contracting.
Caitlin began her career in political affairs, starting as a congressional intern for a U.S. Representative. She then took on a formative role as a team leader for a gubernatorial campaign, representing Fredericksburg, Va. and surrounding areas.
Caitlin received a master of business administration from the University of Maryland and graduated with a bachelor of arts in international affairs from the University of Mary Washington, where she was involved in the debate team and various social cause related organizations. She also received a certificate from Beijing Language and Culture University for her studies in the Chinese language.