Kasper Zeuthen joins as Vice President; Denise Osei joins as Social Media Strategist
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has expanded its Communications team to strengthen the impact of data-driven campaigns, advanced digital strategies, and modern storytelling that promote the business community’s top priorities in the U.S. and around the world.
Seasoned international communicator and former journalist Kasper Zeuthen will serve as Vice President, Communications, with a focus on international affairs, trade policy and media relations. As Social Media Strategist, Denise Osei will bolster the Chamber’s formidable and growing social media and digital advocacy efforts that reach audiences in Washington, around the country and world.
“As an organization defined by our principles and people, we are thrilled to welcome two top communications professionals to support our members as they drive our nation forward beyond the pandemic,” said Michelle Russo, Chief Communications Officer, U.S. Chamber. “At a pivotal moment for business and the country, it is crucial that we help provide the business community with a clear voice in the public debate through compelling storytelling and digital savvy that reaches audiences in Washington, across the nation and around the world. With their combined experience in high-impact communications, Kasper and Denise will elevate our work to advocate for policies to help America recover from the pandemic.”
Previously, Zeuthen led communications strategy on a range of policy-intensive issues, such as global trade, at the European Union Delegation to the United States. Before that he was the Washington correspondent for a prominent global publication in Japan, The Yomiuri Shimbun, where he covered the White House and Capitol Hill. He also has written extensively for a number of American and European outlets. Zeuthen holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Aalborg University in Denmark and a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
Osei joins the Chamber from Destination DC, the premier marketing organization for the nation’s capital. During the pandemic, a challenging period for D.C.’s travel and tourism industry, Osei boosted her organization’s social media engagement by 70 percent. Prior to that role, she worked in social media and communications for Fishbowl Marketing Inc. and the Comptroller of Maryland. Osei holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Bowie State University in Maryland and a master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest advocacy organization and is working on a bold and ambitious agenda that harnesses the power of business to improve society and people’s lives. In the face of the many challenges brought on by the recent economic and health crisis, the business community has been leading with solutions, fighting for the health and safety of their employees, adapting their business models, and navigating a highly disruptive macro environment. These new additions to the Communications team will help bring these important stories to life and showcase the Chamber’s laser-focus on helping our members create jobs, grow the economy and strengthen communities.