WASHINGTON, DC – Amber Marchand, communications director for Sen. Roy Blunt, is joining Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) as a managing director. In this position, Amber will lead communications efforts for HPS clients, drawing on her knowledge and experience of healthcare, energy, and trade issues.

“I’m incredibly excited that Amber is joining our team,” said Tony Fratto, founding partner. “Her range of talent, experience, and relationships is so valuable to us, and a perfect fit for what we’re trying to build at HPS. We are always looking for talented people who care about the work they do, and can lead in a very collaborative culture. She’s also a wonderful person. We’re very lucky and anxious to get started.”

“HPS has built a strong reputation as an incredibly smart and strategic firm,” said Marchand. “I’m excited to join this growing and innovative team, and I look forward to applying my experience to the creative work underway at HPS.”

Amber served as the communications director for U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) since 2011. She oversaw Sen. Blunt’s traditional and digital media strategies, and was his primary on-the-record spokesperson. Amber’s experience also includes time at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Furthermore, Amber previously served as the national press secretary for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and as the deputy national press secretary for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Amber has a dual-bachelor of arts in public relations and psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and their two kids, with a third child on the way.