At Everything PR News we realize that the public relations industry is generally liberal, there are a handful of strong PR firms who have Republican CEO’s. Some on this list serve politicians, lobby for initiatives, and have worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC), while others have strong media contacts and are good “street-fighting” PR professionals.
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Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5W Public Relations
The founder of 5WPR, a top 20 independent American PR firm is the rare NY Republican PR Agency owner. A native New Yorker, Torossian is a regular op-ed columnist for conservative news outlets including Newsmax, Frontpage Magazine, Truth Revolt and others, and has worked for many of the leading Evangelical churches in the United States.
Torossian has been named the PR Executive of the year on numerous occasions, won awards from Ernst & Young and has an office with 150 employees in New York City, directly across the street from Fox News. His agency also represents Sinclair Broadcasting, the largest independent broadcaster in the United States.
Well respected for his aggressive nature in crisis PR situations, he started his career working for the conservative Likud Party in Israel, and today is active with the Republican Jewish Coalition – so apparently 5WPR has a Republican PR Firm owner.
Danny Diaz, Founder and Manager of Diaz Communications, LLC
Diaz previously served as a communications director and chief communications strategist of the RNC. Diaz was regularly interviewed by national and international media outlets while acting as the Republican Party’s national spokesman. Before his time at the RNC, he worked as deputy communications director for John McCain 2008.
Diaz is a native of Washington DC and received his bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in communications. He is smart, and a Republican insider.
When he co-founded DCI Group in 1996, it was a single-client startup. Now it has grown to become one of the country’s largest independently-owned public affairs firms.
DCI Group has several industry associations and Fortune 500 corporations as their clients.
Goodyear first became active in politics in the 1980’s in Colorado, where he served as the state GOP political director. In ’88, he managed the New Jersey U.S. Senate campaign of Pete Dawkins. Goodyear is an avid baseball fan and helped bring major league baseball to Denver in 1990. He graduated from Tufts University.
Potholm has been creating and producing award-winning advertising for political referendum, initiatives, and candidates.
Erik is also active with other clients who include major trade associations and Fortune 500 companies.
He’s received numerous national advertising awards, and one of his ads was called “One of the best TV ads” by The Washington Post.
One of his most recent political clients was Mitt Romney for President.
Other clients include Wal-Mart Stores, Americans for Affordable Communications, and Keep America Connected Coalition.
Any Republican PR professional’s we are missing from this list? Let us know!