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Rachel Nyswander Thomas

SVP, Operations & Public Policy

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Rachel Nyswander Thomas is the SVP of Operations and Public Policy at Trustworthy Accountability Group. She leads DDMI in conducting independent, academic research regarding how the responsible use of consumer data shapes industry and society, and directs efforts to engage policymakers, consumers and the media in related conversations.  She also represents the data-driven marketing community’s policymaking interests on Capitol Hill, before key federal agencies and in multi-stakeholder policy forums.

Before joining the DMA, she served as manager for privacy and government affairs at the McGraw-Hill Companies. In previous roles at McGraw-Hill, Rachel managed the corporation’s global gender equity initiative and its multiple mentoring programs, serving as an internal consultant to a grass-roots infrastructure of regional networks on four continents. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill, Rachel was Director of Programs and Projects for the Women Faculty Forum (WFF) at Yale University, where she developed and expanded programs designed to promote gender equity and gendered research, advancing WFF advocacy on issues of mentoring, affordable childcare, and other matters of faculty development and work/life balance. From 2004 to 2007, she served as Development Chair of The Rosie Fund, Connecticut’s only private abortion fund.

In anticipation of the 2004 March for Women’s Lives, she founded the New Haven Coalition for Reproductive Rights to engage area residents in the March and local pro-choice activities and also worked closely with Planned Parenthood of Connecticut’s “Roaring Twenties” to educate and encourage twenty-something women to take action in protecting their reproductive rights. Rachel holds a BA degree in Humanities from Yale University and a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University.