Edda Collins Coleman
Founder and Managing Director, The 316 Group
Edda is an esteemed entrepreneur, advocate, mobilizer and communicator and is Founder and Managing Director of The 316 Group, a digital advocacy and public affairs firm. Collins Coleman has been recognized by Women in Government Relations, her alma mater, Hampton University, RollingOut Magazine and Hello Beautiful: 25 Women to Know as a leader in advocacy, communications and government relations.
A highly regarded political strategist, Collins Coleman helps multinational companies and organizations across several industries including technology, education, transportation, finance, healthcare, energy and manufacturing build public and government affairs strategies, coalitions and advocacy campaigns as diverse as supporting the hiring of Veterans, to advocating for an increase in the sustainable growth rate for physicians, and to advocating for sickle cell disease research and funding.
Collins Coleman also serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Government Relations, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and is a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (having been appointed by Gov. Mark Warner (D), Gov. Tim Kaine (D) and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), respectively).
Collins Coleman is an adjunct professor in American University’s School of Communication, Department of Public Communication and holds a BS in political science from Hampton University, a Masters in PR/Communications from Georgetown University and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.