Le Chevallier Strategies Founder and CEO Ariane Le Chevallier is a strategic communications consultant based in Portland, OR. She brings nearly 20 years experience—including a decade in Washington, D.C.—raising awareness for national, state and local mission-based organizations, causes, campaigns and governmental agencies.
Ariane’s areas of expertise include communications planning, media relations, messaging, digital and content strategy, crisis communications and thought leadership.
Prior to starting her own consulting business in 2020, Ariane was the national director of marketing and communications at Friends of the Children. Ariane helped to substantially raise the profile of the national organization, including press coverage in The New York Times, Forbes and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She also led the press launch for 11 new locations across the country and has overseen significant growth of their digital presence, including a 400% increase in social media followers.
Prior to joining Friends of the Children, Ariane served as a senior media relations specialist at OHSU, an academic medical center, where she placed more than 300 media stories about academic research and health care for six departments within OHSU. She also managed public relations for the state’s health insurance exchange, which included extensive crisis communications experience.
Ariane spent 11 years working in Washington, D.C., including six years at national issue and political consulting firm GMMB where she worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and several other clients to connect millions of families to health coverage, as well as dozens of other causes. Her proudest achievement at GMMB was working to pass the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). She also worked for several years at Share Our Strength, overseeing communications for the PR launch of eight state-based No Kid Hungry campaigns.
Ariane is on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and is the founder of The Mom Collective. She lives in Portland, OR with her partner Gabe who is an insurance recovery attorney, her very active toddler (who is pretty cute) and their loyal pit mix, Max. View Ariane’s full resume on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter @arianenoel.