June 15, 2011

Santorum Campaign Announces Communications Team

Sen. Rick Santorum The presidential campaign of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) today announced their senior communications team for 2012:

John Brabender will serve as a Senior Advisor and Media Consultant to the campaign.  In addition to serving as Senator Santorum's media consultant since his first congressional race in 1990, Brabender, Chief Creative Officer of BrabenderCox,a Republican media firm that has worked with Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA), Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Sen. Tom oburn (R-OK).

Virginia Davis will serve as a Senior Communications Advisor and Spokeswoman for the Senator, providing strategic communications advice to the campaign.  Davis previously served as Press Secretary to Senator Santorum's 2006 Senate campaign, as well as a Communications Advisor to his America's Foundation PAC from 2007 - 2011.  Prior to joining Sen. Santorum's team, Davis served as Press Secretary to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Deputy Press Secretary to Sen. John Thune's (R-SD) 2002 campaign.

Matthew Beynon will serve as Deputy Communications Director to the campaign, where he will implement the campaign's overall media and policy strategy, serve as the primary point of contact for all media requests, and handle Sen. Santorum's national media outreach.  Beynon previously served as a legislative aide to Sen. Santorum from 2003 - 2007.  Since leaving Sen. Santorum's Capitol Hill office, Beynon has served as an advisor to the Senator's America's Foundation PAC and a consultant with a Pittsburgh-based management consulting firm.

Leading Senator Santorum's new media operations will be emotive, llc, led by Peter Pasi.  Emotive has earned a reputation as one of the most creative e-campaign consulting teams in politics today.  Emotive's previous clients include Governor John Kasich, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican National Committee, the Club for Growth, and American Crossroads.

Seth Leibsohn, who was announced earlier this year as Director of Policy and Speechwriting, will also be a part of the communications team.  (PF tipster)

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