Quinn Gillespie & Associates
|Industry||Lobbying and Communications|
|Fate||Acquired by WPP|
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. It was sold in 2004 to WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups, and ceased operations in December 2017.
- 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
- Jim Manley, senior director, Communications and Government Affairs
- 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 
- 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 and 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 (later House Majority Leader)
- David R. Lugar, former director of Congressional affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Harriet James Melvin, Previously served as 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 honors D.C.'s most daring and verbally agile communicators.
- Lizza, Ryan (10 January 2014). "Republican Lobbyist Ed Gillespie is Running for Senate: Republished July 2001 article". New Republic.
- Anne Schroeder Mullins (November 20, 2008). "Results from the Flak Bash last night". Politico.