Quinn Gillespie & Associates

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Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) is an American bipartisan lobbying and communications firm founded in 2000 by Republican political strategist Ed Gillespie and Democratic operative Jack Quinn. It was sold in 2004 to WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

It was one of the first government relations firms in Washington to employ professionals of both political parties. Ed Gillespie, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Jack Quinn, former White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton, founded the firm along with former co-chairman Jeff Connaughton [1].

Since 2003, QGA has been in the top 10 of DC lobbying firms by revenues.

Client List[edit]

Staff[edit]

Management

  • Jack Quinn, Co-founder and chairman, Former Counsel to President Bill Clinton and Former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore
  • J. Dave Hoppe, President, Former Chief of Staff to then-Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

Democrats

  • Michael Hussey, Served as Chief of Staff and Chief Federal Lobbyist for the American Resort Development Association
  • Bonnie Hogue Duffy, Former legislative assistant to Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee
  • Ambassador Ralph R. Johnson (ret.)
  • Kevin Kayes, Former Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Nick Maduros, Worked as an attorney in Arnold & Porter's Public Policy Practice Group
  • Manuel Ortiz, Most recently served as National Finance Vice Chairman and Co-Chair of the Hispanic Steering Committee for Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign [2]
  • Rick Shapiro, Formerly executive vice president of public affairs for CEMEX's U.S. operations
  • Stephanie Sutton, Served as New York Finance Director for then-Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-20)
  • Patrick Von Bargen, Former Chief of Staff to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Managing Executive for Policy & Staff for Chairman William H. Donaldson (R-NY) at the Securities & Exchange Commission

Republicans

  • Drew Cole
  • Elizabeth Hogan, Previously worked for the Bush Administration and the Republican National Committee
  • Marc Lampkin, Previously served in a variety of roles with the Bush for President campaign and was formerly the General Counsel to then-House Republican Conference Chairman John Boehner (now House Majority Leader)
  • David R. Lugar, Former Director of Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Harriet James Melvin, Previously served Vice President for Federal Government Affairs for Circuit City Stores and CarMax

Communications

  • Susan Garman Kranias, Former Managing Director and member of the public affairs leadership team at Burson-Marsteller
  • Virginia Hume, Former Managing Director at BMSG Worldwide
  • Pat McMurray, Worked as a writer-producer on a political talk show at MSNBC, a news editor and writer at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and a news writer at CNN's Washington bureau
  • Matthew Dornic, who also writes the FishbowlDC blog for MediaBistro.com
  • Christopher Brown, a former producer of America's Most Wanted
  • Ashley Prime, Previously worked for the Republican National Committee

Events[edit]

QGA's annual Flak Bash [3] honors D.C.’s most daring and verbally agile communicators

Articles[edit]

  • [4] Capital File Magazine, Summer 2009
  • [5] The Hill's 20 Questions
  • [6] BusinessWeek Special Report "Obama's Business Report Card"

External links[edit]

Contact[edit]

1133 Connecticut Avenue NW 5th Floor Washington DC, 20036 Phone: 202-457-1110 Fax: 202-457-1130