Richard Cullen

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs


Richard Cullen joined FP1 Strategies in January 2012.  At FP1, Cullen manages communications and advocacy campaigns for corporate, political and non-profit clients.

During the summer and fall of 2013, Cullen took temporary leave from FP1 and served as the communications director for Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign in Virginia.  In that role, Cullen was a senior spokesman for the campaign and managed the digital, communications and research teams.

Before joining FP1, Cullen spent three years working on Capitol Hill, including as special assistant to former Majority Leader Eric Cantor (then Republican Whip) before joining his press office as communications coordinator.  Cullen also performed political work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) during the 2010 campaign cycle.  Cullen came to Washington in the summer of 2007 after graduating from Furman University and joined POLITICO as the assistant to Editor-in-Chief John Harris and then Executive-Editor Jim VandeHei.  He eventually became a reporter for the publication and produced video content including Politico Playback.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Cullen currently lives in Washington, D.C.