Quinn Gillespie & Associates

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Quinn Gillespie & Associates
IndustryLobbying and Communications
FateAcquired by WPP
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
DefunctDecember 2017 (2017-12)
Key people

Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) was an American lobbying and communications firm founded in 2000 by Republican political strategist Ed Gillespie and Democratic operative Jack Quinn.[1] It was sold in 2004 to WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups, and ceased operations in December 2017.

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  • Jack Quinn, Co-founder and chairman, Former Counsel to President Bill Clinton and Former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore
  • Ed Gillespie, former RNC Chairman, White House Communications Director and candidate for Senator and Governor in Virginia.
  • John David "Dave" Hoppe, President, Former Chief of Staff to then-Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)
  • John Feehery, former spokesman for Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Rep. Tom Delay and Rep. Bob Michel, and former SVP of Communications and Public Policy at the MPAA


  • 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, National Finance Vice Chairman and Co-Chair of the Hispanic Steering Committee for Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign [1]
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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, Vice President at CNN
  • Christopher Brown, Former Journalist and Producer of FOX's America's Most Wanted
  • Ashley Prime, Previously worked for the Republican National Committee


QGA's annual Flak Bash[2] honors D.C.'s most daring and verbally agile communicators.


  1. ^ Lizza, Ryan (10 January 2014). "Republican Lobbyist Ed Gillespie is Running for Senate: Republished July 2001 article". New Republic.
  2. ^ Anne Schroeder Mullins (November 20, 2008). "Results from the Flak Bash last night". Politico.

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