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Ed Gillespie returns to Brunswick Group as senior counselor

Brunswick Group, a leading corporate communications partnership, announced today that Ed Gillespie has returned to the firm as senior counselor.

In this role, Mr. Gillespie will contribute to the development of the firm’s corporate reputation, crisis and public affairs practices, while also providing counsel on key issues such as digital communications campaign strategies and corporate data and security.

Mr. Gillespie has extensive experience spanning communications, business, government and politics including positions as Republican Party chairman, counselor to President George W. Bush and founder of two Washington-based advisory firms. He rejoins Brunswick Group after a 2014 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Virginia.

“Ed’s insights and experience will bring tremendous value to the firm as we continue to grow our Washington, D.C. practice and our global public affairs offer,” said Nick Lovegrove, Brunswick’s US Managing Partner. “We are pleased to welcome Ed back and look forward to bringing his unmatched counsel and guidance to our clients,” added David Sutphen, head of Brunswick’s Washington, D.C. office.

On his return to the firm, Mr. Gillespie said: “Brunswick Group provides its clients with the best communications advice in the world. I’m excited to be working with the firm again, and specifically, with the Washington office.”

Mr. Gillespie will divide his time between Brunswick Group and his Alexandria, Virginia firm Ed Gillespie Strategies, which he formed in 2009.

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie is a communications strategist whose career includes over 20 years of experience in business, politics and government. Mr. Gillespie is the founder of Ed Gillespie Strategies, a strategic consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to starting it, he founded two successful public affairs firms: Quinn Gillespie & Associates (now QGA) and Policy Impact Communications. 

He served in the White House as Counselor to President George W. Bush; on Capitol Hill as an aide to House Majority Leader Dick Armey; and as Chairman of the Republican National Committee in the 2004 election cycle. He is the author of “Winning Right: Campaign Politics and Conservative Policies” published by Simon and Schuster in 2006.

In January 2014, Mr. Gillespie announced a run for Virginia's U.S. Senate seat, and on June 7, 2014, he received the Republican nomination. He conceded the razor-thin election on November 7, race three days after Election Day. Mr. Gillespie is a graduate of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  He, his wife Cathy and their three children live in Fairfax County, Virginia.

About Brunswick Group LLP

Brunswick Group LLP is a corporate relations and communications consultancy. We provide informed advice at a senior level to businesses and other organizations around the world, helping them to address critical communications challenges that may affect their valuation, reputation or ability to achieve their ambitions. We are a private partnership with a growing team of approximately 850 employees, including more than 130 partners around the world. The firm has grown organically over 25 years and now has 23 wholly owned offices in 14 countries. These include Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Vienna and Washington, D.C.

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