HPS Announces Robert Terra as Managing Director
Washington, DC – Hamilton Place Strategies is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Terra as a managing director. Terra will be serving clients in both the communications and policy practices of HPS. Additionally, Terra will be joining the leadership of HPS’ Crisis Communications practice, drawing on years of experience managing campaign war rooms to bring political rapid response capabilities to HPS clients.
Prior to joining HPS, Terra worked as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign. Earlier in his career, Terra worked for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Deputy Press Secretary and Communications Director of the Governor’s DC office. Additionally, he managed the war rooms for Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2006 reelection campaign and Senator John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign. As part of his work with clients at HPS, Terra will be deploying and implementing these same rapid response tactics.
“We are excited to have Rob join Hamilton Place Strategies,” said Managing Partner Tony Fratto. “His extensive experience in rapid response and seasoned communications and analytical skills make him an extremely valuable asset to …
HPS Launches HPS Advocacy and Names Lauren Crawford as Partner
Washington, DC – Hamilton Place Strategies is excited to announce HPS Advocacy, a new practice offering clients an extensive suite of grassroots capabilities in all 50 states. Lauren Crawford, who joins the firm as partner, will lead the new practice.
Crawford brings extensive grassroots experience across a range of industries and a vast on-the-ground network at the state and local level. HPS Advocacy will help take the argument out of Washington through compelling campaigns that mobilize supporters around the country
“Grassroots is an important strategic step for Hamilton Place Strategies,” said Managing Partner Tony Fratto, “and so we’re really excited that Lauren was able to join our team and build this business. Lauren’s a perfect fit for HPS and I know she’ll help us deliver more results for our clients.”
Prior to joining HPS, Crawford was a Partner and co-founder of a boutique grassroots firm and also worked at the Dewey Square Group. Crawford also worked with the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in Iowa, Nevada and Washington and has additional campaign experience in Ohio …
HPS Names New Senior Analyst
Washington, DC- Today, Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) welcomes Patrick Sims, who will serve as senior analyst. Sims will coordinate and direct research for HPS, and provide insight to clients in the regulatory landscape.
Sims joins HPS from Charlottesville, VA, where he acted as a lead research analyst in the financial institutions’ group at SNL Financial LLC; specializing in financial analytics, demographics, and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier in his career, Sims served at the CFA Institute as a company liaison to CFA Charterholders, candidates, and members.
“We are excited to add Patrick Sims to the HPS team,” said Managing Partner Tony Fratto. “Patrick brings an in-depth understanding of the financial institutions industry, and strong research skills that will be of great benefit to our clients.”
Sims is a graduate of James Madison University, where he majored in both Finance & International business and minored in both Economics & Spanish. He studied EU economic policy & European history while attending the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.
HPS is a policy and communications consulting …
HPS Names Rustin Silverstein Managing Director for Legal Crisis Communications
Washington, DC – Hamilton Place Strategies is pleased to welcome Rustin Silverstein as managing director in the firm’s legal crisis communications practice.
Prior to joining HPS, Silverstein worked as an attorney at the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson and as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Earlier in his career, he served as the press secretary for former Democratic Congressman Tim Roemer of Indiana and as a producer for MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.
“Rusty is a perfect fit for Hamilton Place Strategies,” said Managing Partner Tony Fratto. “His rare mix of high-level experience in law, business, and communications will provide unique and valuable insight to our clients.”
Silverstein received his bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Julie, and their two children.
HPS works closely with clients and their attorneys to execute communications plans that support and reinforce a client’s legal strategy. This includes managing communications with journalists …
Press Release: HPS Names New Director
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies is pleased to announce that Kate Bruns has joined the firm as a Director.
Kate brings over five years of Capitol Hill experience in planning and executing strategic communication endeavors. Most recently, Kate served as Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME). In that role, Kate led the drafting and distribution of statements, op-eds and on the record comment on the Senator’s behalf. Prior to her time with the Senator, Kate served as Communications Director to former Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-OK).
Kate’s policy experience includes serving as Legislative Assistant to Former Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT), where she oversaw a wide array of domestic policy issues, including Financial Services Committee work during the 2008 financial crisis. Kate began her career as a Staff Assistant on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce supporting work on student lending and higher education issues. Kate holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
“We’re very fortunate to welcome Kate to the HPS team,” said …
Press Release: HPS Names New Director and Associate
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies is pleased to announce that Daniel Son has joined the firm as a Director and Courtney Bishop has been hired as an Associate.
Daniel Son comes to HPS with five years of experience on Capitol Hill. He most recently served as Communications Director for U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07). Previously, he held the same position with U.S. Representative Charles Djou (HI-01). In those roles, Daniel served as a spokesman and led the press team developing communications strategy and messaging. He holds a BS in Sociology with an undergraduate degree in Political Science from James Madison University.
Courtney Bishop most recently worked as a production assistant at NBC News Channel on Capitol Hill, where she booked guests for interviews and live segments. Courtney also assisted producers with research and editing for news packages. Previously, she spent a year at WRC-TV News 4 in Washington working on the assignment desk and writing for NBCWashington.com. She received a B.A. in media studies and minor in psychology from The Catholic University …
Press Release: Tucker Warren Joins HPS as Managing Director
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies announced that Tucker Warren has joined the firm as a Managing Director.
With more than a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors, Warren will focus on the continued growth of HPS’ strategic communications and crisis management services. Warren most recently served as Communications Director for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) where he developed and led communications strategies and served as the chief spokesperson.
At HPS Warren serves as a lead with new and existing strategic and crisis communications clients. He will also spearhead the firm’s ongoing talent recruitment efforts.
Prior to working with the FCIC, Tucker was a senior supervisor at Edelman where he provided strategic and crisis communications to both public and private clients. Prior to his time at Edelman, he was a senior account executive at Lipman Hearne Inc. where he provided guidance for clients in the non-profit community. Tucker began his career in the political department of former Vice President Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in …
Press Release: HPS Names New Partner and Digital Media Director
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies announced that Matt McDonald has joined the firm as Partner and Noah Chestnut has been hired as Director of Digital Media.
Matt McDonald is a seasoned counselor with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He most recently worked for McKinsey & Company in their New York and Washington offices where he advised corporate, financial, and media executives.
Matt previously served as a senior advisor to Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign and in a similar capacity for Governor Schwarzenegger’s reelection campaign. He also served President George W. Bush as Associate Communications Director in the White House with responsibility for economic issues and as the Director of Rapid Response for the President’s 2004 reelection campaign. He holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College.
“Matt’s understanding of business and strong background in strategic and crisis communications will further our ability to offer the clear thinking and sound advice our clients expect from HPS,” said …
Press Release: Hamilton Place Strategies Announces New Partners and HPS Insight Public Policy Advisory Service
Washington, DC – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies announced that Steve McMillin and Scott Parsons have joined the firm as partners in conjunction with the formal launch of a new business line: HPS Insight. Together, with McMillin and Parsons, HPS Insight further builds HPS’ strength in public policy research and analysis.
HPS Insight provides objective and actionable analysis of public policy issues that impact global business. Government policy has never played a larger role in the global economy, so it has never been more critical for investors and firms to understand what governments are doing now, what they’re likely to do in the future, and the implications of those actions. HPS Insight is a fully integrated feature of our strategic communications and crisis management services, providing monitoring, research, and analysis on critical economic and regulatory issues. With deep knowledge of government and experience in the policy-making process, HPS develops strategies to anticipate and react to official policy actions.
“I’m honored that Steve McMillin and Scott Parsons are joining our team,” said Tony Fratto, HPS Managing …