Dawn Onley, Account Director

Dawn Onley

“There are so many opportunities to help our clients get their messages across through various forms of writing – from case studies to press releases and from Web text to bylined articles. We have done it all and have a pretty good track record, judging by our happy clients.”

Dawn joined the Spire team in 2007, after a journalism career that spanned more than 20 years. Dawn was a reporter for several major newspapers, including The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., and The Philadelphia Daily News of Philadelphia, Pa. Her stellar journalism work has earned her multiple industry awards.

As account director at Spire, Dawn manages strategic communications for major client accounts. Her areas of expertise include drafting media pitches, blogs, press releases; speaking and award nominations; and pitching stories to media outlets.

Before joining Spire, Dawn was editor of Defense Systems Magazine, which covers the Defense services, agencies and intelligence community and how they are transforming the way they do business through the use of technology. She also worked previously for Government Computer News, covering the Department of Defense beat.

Dawn enjoys baking up a wide assortment of delectable sweets, with her specialty being cupcakes and her grandmother’s peach cobbler and zucchini bread recipes. To burn the calories that satisfy her sweet tooth, she runs and does CrossFit exercises.

Dawn earned a Bachelor of Arts from Norfolk State University.