WASHINGTON, D.C.—Paul Cummins, a long-time political communications strategist formerly with the DCI Group, and Phillip Hayes, communications director for a trade association that represents the country’s sugar industry, have founded North Bridge Communications, a new public affairs firm that will work in the agribusiness, technology, trade, and energy sectors.
“Over the years, I’ve found that clients around the world have real and unique communications problems,” says Cummins. “They need the kind of strategic and customized solutions that North Bridge Communications excels in providing and implementing.”
Prior to opening the new company, Cummins worked on presidential campaigns in the United States and South America, oversaw communications projects for America Online in the U.S. and abroad, and held positions at Westhill Partners, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, and Chlopak Leonard & Schechter before DCI.
Hayes has legislative experience in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, where he served as a Senate subcommittee staff director and as an aide to a House appropriator. He also worked on the media relations team at Hill & Knowlton and was an associate partner with The Aker Partners.