Cait DeBaun Joins American Beverage as Vice President, Head of Public Affairs

Posted May. 1, 2024

WASHINGTON – Kevin Keane, president and chief executive officer of American Beverage, announced today the appointment of strategic communications veteran Cait DeBaun as vice president, head of public affairs.

“Cait will strengthen a talented American Beverage team as a proven strategist and communications expert who has worked with business and government to advance important policy measures,” Keane said. 

“She has a great track record of successfully managing strategic communications and advocacy work with trade associations, corporations and federal agencies. We are excited to welcome her leadership to American Beverage.”

DeBaun most recently led the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) strategic communications, marketing and responsibility team, where she helped manage communications efforts on issues that included legal sports betting and responsible gambling. 

Prior to the AGA, she was the director of communications for Project: Time Off, where she helped lead a national advocacy campaign from the U.S. Travel Association to demonstrate the necessity of taking vacation and to grow domestic leisure travel. 

She started her career at Ogilvy Public Relations, leading national campaigns for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Health and Human Services.

DeBaun and her work have been recognized by PR News, Public Relations Society of America, Washington Women in PR, and the American Society of Association Executives. A graduate of American University, DeBaun lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.