Brunswick Team

From local and state elections to the highest levels of government, the Brunswick team has broad and deep expertise from both sides of the aisle.

Ed Gillespie

Senior Counselor, Washington DC

Ed has had distinguished career in politics, having served in the White House as Counselor to President George W. Bush, on Capitol Hill as a long-time aide to House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and as Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 2004. He was the first GOP Chairman in 80 years to preside over his party’s winning the White House, House of Representatives, and Senate. He is the author of “Winning Right: Campaign Politics and Conservative Policies.”

Read Ed Gillespie's full biography here

Neal Wolin

Senior Counselor, Washington DC

Neal Wolin is a Senior Counselor in Brunswick’s Washington, DC office. Neal was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 2009 through 2013 and was a key architect of the Obama Administration’s financial reform plan He played a critical role on international economic matters, working with foreign governments on economic growth, financial reforms, and combatting illicit finance. Neal also served as Deputy Counsel to the President for Economic Policy, as General Counsel of the U.S. Treasury, Executive Assistant to the National Security Advisor, and as Special Assistant to three Directors of Central Intelligence. He is currently a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Read Neal Wolin's full biography here

George Little

Partner, Washington DC

George Little is a Partner in the Washington D.C. office and co-leads the firm’s global Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice. George served as Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary, and as Director of Public Affairs and Spokesman at the Central Intelligence Agency. George received a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University.

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David Sutphen

Partner, Washington DC

David Sutphen is a Partner and Head of our Washington, D.C. office. He served as Chief of Staff to former Congressman Harold Ford and General Counsel to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. David also held senior positions in the entertainment industry at Viacom and the Recording Industry Association of America. He began his career practicing law at Covington & Burling and now provides reputational advice to corporations and non-profits.

Read David Sutphen's full biography here

David Seldin

Partner, Washington DC

David Seldin is a Partner in Brunswick’s Washington, DC office, and co-lead of the firm’s healthcare practice. Previously, he led corporate communications at Blue Shield of California and served as a press aide on President Bill Clinton’s White House staff, Communications Director for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, and as senior strategist on successful statewide campaigns.

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Robert Moran

Partner, Washington DC

Robert is the Head of Brunswick Insight, providing clients with data driven strategy.  Robert was previously President of StrategyOne’s US operations, Edelman’s strategic research consultancy, where he led their $20m US operations. Prior to that, Robert was Vice President at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates and began his career at Public Opinion Strategies where he managed polling for hundreds of Republican candidates. Robert is a published thought leader having written for pollster.com and Huffington Post and is a frequent commentator on BBC, CCTV, and other international media outlets.  He lectured at the National War College, is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and served on the Board of the World Future Society. 

Read Robert Moran's full biography here

Mike Krempasky

Partner, Washington DC

Mike leads Brunswick’s Digital specialty at Brunswick and is an expert in digital and social strategy, public affairs, crisis, and issues management.

Prior to Brunswick, Mike was Managing Director for Digital in Washington, DC for Edelman where he led their $20m Digital Public Affairs organization. Prior to that, he was the Political Director for American Target Advertising. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on technology and communications. In that capacity, he has testified before both the Federal Election Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the regulation of speech on the Internet. He is a co-founder of redstate.com, one of the most widely read political blogs in the US.

Read Mike Krempasky's full biography here

Zack Condry

Director, Washington DC

Zack Condry is a Director on the Digital team in the DC office. While in politics, Zack received two awards from Campaigns and Elections Magazine, the "Rising Star" and a "Top 50 Influencer in American Politics." Zack has been a guest lecturer on digital crisis communications and political strategy at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Brunswick, Zack worked in digital crisis communications and public affairs at Edelman Public Relations and served as digital strategist for numerous political campaigns.

Read Zack Condry's full biography here

Erik Hotmire

Partner, Washington DC

Erik is co-lead of Brunswick’s global Financial Institutions Group and advises clients on crisis, litigation, corporate reputation, and regulatory matters with a focus on strategic counsel, media handling, and public affairs. Erik served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Special Assistant to the President and White House spokesman, Director at public affairs firm Clark & Weinstock, and U.S. Senate Communications Director. 

Read Erik Hotmire's full biography here

Mark Seifert

Partner, Washington DC

Mark Seifert co-leads Brunswick’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice advising companies on a range of issues, including cybersecurity, privacy, crisis, litigation, and corporate reputation. Mark has extensive government experience, having worked at the Federal Communications Commission and served in all three branches of the federal government. He over oversaw a $5 billion broadband infrastructure program at the U.S. Department of Commerce and served as counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, working on telecommunications and Internet issues. 

Read Mark Seifert's full biography here

Carolina Espinal

Director, Washington DC

Carolina is a public affairs strategist specializing in stakeholder engagement to advance corporate reputation and corporate social responsibility priorities for a broad range of Fortune 500 companies. Previously, she worked on successful presidential, senate, state house, city council, school board, and nonpartisan public education campaigns and has extensive political and advocacy experience with expertise in reaching diverse constituency groups. Carolina has also facilitated coalition-building and advised on program development with leading advocacy organizations including the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Children’s Defense Fund. 

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Deborah Solomon

Director, Washington DC

Deborah Solomon specializes in financial institutions and advises clients on crisis, litigation, corporate reputation, and regulatory matters. She was a journalist for 20 years, including 15 years at The Wall Street Journal where she was most recently an editor in the Washington, DC, bureau, overseeing the financial regulatory, and law enforcement teams.  Deborah led The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of Washington’s response to the 2008 financial crisis, was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, and was part of a team that won the 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for “The Day That Changed Wall Street.” 

Read Deborah Solomon's full biography here

David Brown

Associate, Washington DC

Dave is a member of Brunswick's regulatory and public affairs practice and counsels clients on crisis, litigation, and reputational communications. He works across sectors, including manufacturing, technology and telecommunications, financial institutions, consumer products, and with nonprofits. Dave worked on Capitol Hill for three-and-a-half years where he served as majority counsel to U.S. Senator Patty Murray on two congressional committees. He also helped negotiate the 2013 budget.

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