WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tucker Eskew, chief strategist for global communications at the White House, has resigned. He will remain in Washington and launch his own consulting shop, which will focus on international communications. He will also serve as an adviser to President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign.
Eskew joined the Bush public relations team in 2000 as communications director for the South Carolina primary. He previously had served as press secretary for former South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell.
Following the election, Eskew became director of the White House office of media affairs, which serves specialty press and outside-the-beltway publications. But after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he assumed wider responsibility, coordinating the Coalition Information Center with the British Prime Minister’s communications staff.
He returned to Washington in March 2002, to launch the new White House Office of Global Communications.
In a separate announcement, Terry Holt has been named press secretary to the Bush-Cheney ‘04 campaign.
Holt joins from The Dutko Group, where he was senior vice president and director of public affairs. Previously, he worked as director of communications for Majority Leader Dick Armey (R- TX) in the United States House of Representatives and was the communications director of Victory 2000 at the Republican National Committee.