June 09, 2009

Mackowiak Launches Potomac Strategy Group, LLC


Matt Mackowiak, a veteran political and communications professional, announced today the launch of Potomac Strategy Group, LLC (“PSG”), a Republican political consulting and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas.

PSG will offer political consulting to Congressional campaigns and provide corporations, trade associations, business coalitions and non-profits with media relations, crisis communications, and writing services.

Mackowiak has provided on-air analysis for the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, ABC News, and for radio stations throughout the country. Matt’s political analysis has appeared in Politico, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Examiner, and on ABCNews.com. His columns have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Austin American-Statesman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roll Call, Congressional Quarterly and The Daily Beast. Matt has guest lectured at the University of Illinois, the University of Denver, and American University, and speaks across the country on political and communications strategies.

Mackowiak was most recently Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) from 2007-2009 and U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) from 2005-2007. Before moving to Capitol Hill, Mackowiak worked on the Bush-Cheney 2004 reelection campaign in Iowa, as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as an advance representative for the White House, and at the international public relations firm of Burson-Marsteller.

Mackowiak is from Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas (UT) with a B.S. in Communications Studies. He also owns and manages this blog, cited by the Washingtonian as one of the best political blogs on the internet.

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    Matt Mackowiak is a Washington, D.C. and Austin,TX-based Republican strategist and communications consultant and President of Potomac Strategy Group, LLC. In his career he has managed a winning Congressional campaign and worked in the U.S. Senate, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at a leading international PR firm, on a presidential campaign in Iowa and in White House presidential advance. Follow him on Twitter - @MattMackowiak

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    Laura Gross is currently president of Scott Circle Communications. She has served as deputy director of communications at the DNC, was Gov. Howard Dean's Communications Director and she worked in the press office at USAID during the Clinton administration. Her experience also includes time in the PR department of National Public Radio and she was part of Vice President Gore's advance team when he was in The White House.
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    Blain K. Rethmeier is currently the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs for the American Insurance Association (AIA). Rethmeier joined AIA from the White House where he served as Special Assistant to the President for Communications and directed communications for the National Economic Council and Homeland Security Council. Prior to joining the White House, Rethmeier served as Press Secretary for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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