About Massie Ritsch: From a major U.S. newsroom to a public relations firm, a government watchdog, a federal agency and a nationally known nonprofit, Massie Ritsch has spent the last two decades engaging the public in issues, causes and campaigns that strengthen communities and our country.
Before founding the “strategic storytelling” firm 5e in 2016, Massie was Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Engagement at Teach For America and communications director for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He began his career as an education and politics reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Massie has appeared extensively in the media as a spokesperson and advocate, from the New York Times, CNN and NPR to “The Colbert Report.” He received his bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University. A DC resident in Ward 4, Massie's two children attend the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School.