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Quinn Gillespie & Associates

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Quinn Gillespie & Associates
IndustryLobbying and Communications
Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
DefunctDecember 2017 (2017-12)
FateAcquired by WPP
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.



  • 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 [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 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


The 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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