Shawn Flaherty
Festival Inspiration The Festival has energy and inspires exuberance! There’s nothing quite like seeing kids’ awe about STEM once they’ve visited.


Shawn Flaherty is Crabtree + Company’s PR lead for the Festival. She has more than 20 years
of public relations and communications experience that includes working for an agency, a
Fortune 50 company, a corporate foundation, and travel trade association. Shawn’s career has
included: media relations, community relations, corporate social responsibility, strategic
planning, public affairs, issues management, marketing communications, market research, and
crisis communications. Her creative ideas and ability to bring them to life have shaped many
organizations’ communications programs, helping them achieve significant and lasting results.

Crabtree + Company is a premier marketing communications, public relations, and graphic
design firm located in metropolitan Washington, DC. Crabtree’s substantial and longstanding
commitment to promoting science, mathematics, and education is realized in our support to the
Festival. We’ve been honored to be part of the team since 2012.