Richard Cullen

Partner, Public Affairs


Richard Cullen joined FP1 Strategies in January 2012. At FP1, Richard manages communications and advocacy campaigns for the firm’s corporate, political and non-profit clients. He was recently named one of PRWeek’s “40 under 40” for the national public relations industry due to his work on award-winning public affairs campaigns.

In 2013, Richard took temporary leave from FP1 to serve as the communications director for Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign in Virginia. In that role, he was a senior spokesman for the campaign and managed the digital, communications and research teams. Prior to joining FP1, Richard spent three years on Capitol Hill, including time as special assistant to former Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Richard also performed political work for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) during the 2010 campaign cycle.

Richard began his career in Washington at POLITICO as the assistant to cofounders John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei. He eventually became a reporter for the publication.

A graduate of Furman University, Richard currently lives in Arlington with his wife, Laura and their two daughters.