Senior Director of Strategic Communications
Cait DeBaun is Senior Director of Strategic Communications at the American Gaming Association (AGA). In her role, DeBaun develops and leads integrated communications strategies to promote the social and economic value of the $261 billion U.S. casino gaming industry.
Prior to joining AGA, DeBaun served as the Director of Communications for Project: Time Off, a national advocacy campaign to prove the necessity of taking vacation and grow domestic leisure travel, at the U.S. Travel Association. DeBaun built the communications strategy from the ground up and established Project: Time Off as the go-to source for research on American vacation habits, garnering more than 800 million media impressions in five years with coverage from The TODAY Show, The New York Times, TIME (cover story) and Harvard Business Review. In 2017, she led the team that launched National Plan for Vacation Day, a travel industry-focused effort to rally around Project: Time Off. In 2018, just its second year, more than 2,500 industry organizations participated, driving 500 news stories and 100 million social media impressions.
DeBaun started her career at Ogilvy Public Relations where she led integrated, national social change efforts for federal government campaigns and programs 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 currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.