Deena McCloskey

Director, Strategic Engagement


Deena joined Worktank in 2016 as Director of Strategic Engagement. She leads new business development with CEO Leslie Rugaber, and provides our clients with expert strategic communications services to enable senior leaders to connect deeply with their teams, partners and customers. Using audience engagement techniques, presenter training, and crisp, concise messaging, Deena helps Worktank clients ensure the greatest return on investment for events, with focus and impact.

Q&A with Deena:  

What do you like best about your job?
The best part of my job is working with the stellar professionals at Worktank, as well as working with my favorite enterprise clients. Helping to connect people with purpose ensures its always interesting!

How do you like to spend your time outside of the office?
Other than spending time with my fabulous two daughters, snow skiing and sailing are my favorite activities.  My girls are both freshman, one high school, the other at the Washington State University Honors College.  Go Cougs!  In addition, I contribute my time and energy as a member of the  Humble Design Seattle Advisory Board and greatly value this organization's efforts to break the cycle of homelessness in our region.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
I would like to be able to read minds. I'd like to be able to help people with what they need, want and desire, and to know what they are thinking about or are worried about, before they even say it out loud.