Director of Communication Strategy

Summer Slater


Summer has oversight of DNA’s connections planning, media buying, and analytics disciplines – injecting a modern take on creative problem solving.

Summer discovered her passion for communication strategy in graduate school, leapt into a media planning career, and has never looked back. Throughout her tenure in media Summer has worked at Mindshare, Ignited, Universal McCann, and Spark Communications on some of the biggest names in luxury retail, travel, spirits, entertainment, and CPG. Her focus on delivering innovative and effective communication plans for her clients stems from the firm belief that the best media demands both creative thinking and analytical reasoning.

A Washington native, Summer returns to the Pacific Northwest after almost 10 years in Chicago and Los Angeles where her integrated communication strategies have helped clients such as Universal Pictures, NBC, Sony Home Entertainment, SKYY Vodka, Grand Marnier, Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey, Nordstrom, and Princess Cruises. Summer has a trust that media is an ever-changing landscape, an endless curiosity, and a love of working with clients that strive for inventive solutions to communication challenges.