Charles McFadden

Charlie McFadden joined Becket in June 2022 as communications associate. He supports Becket by drafting articles and producing other media related content.

Before coming to Becket, Charlie graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in political science. At Notre Dame, Charlie was a Sorin Fellow with the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. Throughout his time in school, Charlie contributed to various media outlets on campus, including Scholastic Magazine, NDtv and WVFI radio. His freshman year, Charlie was also an announcer at WSND, an FM radio station that plays classical music. He also acted in several productions on campus, including his dorm’s annual Keenan Revue and as King Creon in an abridged production of the Greek tragedy AntigoneIn the summer before his senior year, Charlie was an intern at the Becket Fund as research assistant to the executive director. 

When he is not spending time with his brother Sean and sister-in-law Keenan, Charlie enjoys cooking meals from various cuisines and playing the guitar. 

Madeline Hartman

Maddie joined Becket’s communications team as Graphic Designer in April 2019. Before joining Becket, she worked in marketing, design, advertising, and branding for a private study abroad company, and part time as a freelance graphic designer.

Before moving to Washington, D.C., Maddie graduated from the University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in art, focusing in printmaking. During her time at UD, Maddie interned with a local letterpress artist, and had two of her pieces published in an international student printmaking exhibit.

In her free time, you can find Maddie frequenting the local art museums, making breakfast tacos, or exploring the hiking trails and wineries around Shenandoah valley with her husband.

Sara Buckley

Sara Buckley joined Becket in 2018 as a communications assistant. Now as digital media manager, Sara plays an active role in telling our clients stories in social and digital media.

Before joining Becket, Sara interned at Contravent, an advertising agency in Salt Lake City, where she performed competitive audits for name-brand clients.

Sara graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in communications, advertising emphasis and a minor in business management. Her capstone research project required conducting demographic research for a global publication to create an online platform for new readers. While at BYU, Sara worked for a BYU Ad Lab, a student-run advertising agency. She also worked as the communications manager for the university library, which under her direction won five social media awards including Best Campaign in 2017.

Sara enjoys traveling and checking national parks off her bucket list.

 

Stephanie Keenan

Stephanie Keenan joined Becket in 2013. Her work while at Becket has been published in USA Today, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Washington Examiner, The Hill, and Detroit News.

Prior to Becket, Stephanie gained communications skills while interning for various public relations and non-profit organizations – including a multicultural advocacy public relations firm, a non-profit coalition against domestic violence and sexual assault, and a pro-bono litigation communications resource that draws attention to mistakes and unfairness in death penalty and juvenile life imprisonment cases. Her experience included writing press releases, op-eds, and letters to the editor, launching and managing several social media platforms, and starting an e-newsletter.

She graduated cum laude from George Washington University with a B.A. in journalism and mass communications and a minor in psychology. While at GWU, she was involved with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a Catholic ministry for college students, through which she met her husband.

Stephanie grew up in Guam. She currently lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and their four children. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and baking scones and sourdough loaves for her family.

Ryan Colby

Ryan Colby joined Becket in May 2014 as a Communications Assistant shortly after completing an internship with the Heritage Foundation. Before making his way to D.C. Ryan attended the College of Charleston where he earned a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Political Science.

As the Associate Communications Director, Ryan helps oversee the communications strategies for clients and cultivate Becket’s institutional reputation in the media.

While soaking up the sun in Charleston, South Carolina Ryan was highly involved with various student clubs and activities. He served on the leadership team for the Catholic Student Association, wrote for the school newspaper, and helped start a disc jockey enterprise. During the summers away from campus Ryan was a production intern for TheBlaze and Fox News where he learned to cut and edit video, create graphics, pre-interview guests, and develop historical documentaries.

Following graduation, Ryan moved to D.C. and interned with the Heritage Foundation. Since then, he’s worked for Becket in its communications department as a temporary assistant and now as the firm’s associate communications director.