July 29, 2009

David Bass Launches Raptor Strategies

DSC_0545 David Bass, longtime Washington media consultant, journalist and public relations exec, has launched Raptor Strategies, an aggressive new firm with the tagline, “New Times Demand New Strategies.”
Bass is a 20-year Washington veteran who started as a legislative intern in the Senate and moved through the media world, working for The Weekly Standard, National Journal, Campaigns & Elections, The Hill and The Washington Times. He later served in PR capacities as a consultant to many more -- the current issue of Washingtonian highlights the critical part Bass played in creation of the Politico.

Bass most recently served as Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research.  Before that, he was Managing Director at Qorvis Communications.  In various consulting roles Bass managed campaigns that ran the gamut from media relations to local politics, ballot initiatives, research and branding, and state and federal government affairs.
In coming weeks, Raptor will announce the arrival of a senior executive, currently president of a Midwest transportation company.  “We will have plenty of Washington experience on hand,” Bass said. “But clients will benefit tremendously from the real experiences and real insights of real business leaders as well.”

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