WASHINGTON, D.C.—Republican political consultancy and Quinn Gillespie & Associates founder Ed Gillespie is forming Ed Gillespie Strategies, a new strategic consulting firm that will provide high-level advice to companies and CEOs, coalitions and trade associations. The new firm will help clients anticipate and manage change, develop and deliver message, and handle crises.
Services offered include strategic planning, message development and communications strategy, hearing and interview preparation, crisis and reputation management, and coalition organization and oversight.
Gillespie most recently served as counselor to President George W. Bush during the last 18 months of his presidency. Prior to joining the White House, he was a principal at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan public affairs firm he founded with Jack Quinn, who had been White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton. Quinn Gillespie was sold to WPP in December of 2003.
Before forming QGA, Gillespie was president of Policy Impact Communications, the firm he founded with former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour, now governor of Mississippi. Gillespie chaired the Republican National Committee in the 2004 election cycle.