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Washington, D.C. – FP1 Strategies LLC (FP1) today announced the addition of four partners to the fast-growing public relations, media and digital firm. Brian J. Walsh will join FP1 as a partner to help lead its public affairs practice. The firm is also promoting Jamie Wren, Trent Wisecup and Richard Cullen to partners. Wren and Cullen currently manage the public affairs division, and Wisecup oversees the political team.
The moves come as FP1 garners national recognition for the quality of its work and adds top-tier talent.
“We are thrilled to add partners who will help lead us into the future,” said Founding Partner Terry Nelson. “All four will be integral to our long-term growth as we continue to provide our clients expert, always-on service.”
Founded in 2011 by Terry Nelson, Danny Diaz and Jon Downs, FP1 now employs more than 80 professionals who provide a full-suite of services, including campaign management, video production, digital advertising, media relations, crisis and litigation communications, coalition management, grassroots/grasstops engagement and brand management.
Added Founding Partner Danny Diaz, “today’s announcement is a reflection of where we are headed as a firm: aggressively adding talent throughout our ranks, including new partners who will help drive and shape the strategic direction of our business for years to come.”
With more than 20 years of experience working in Washington and on some of the country’s top political and public affairs campaigns, Brian J. Walsh comes to FP1 as a nationally recognized communications specialist who has helped organizations and individuals across a variety of industries tell their story and meet their public policy goals. Prior to joining FP1, Walsh was a partner of the public affairs firm ROKK Solutions where he provided strategic counsel to Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, governments and non-profit organizations. Before ROKK, Walsh worked on Capitol Hill for more than 15 years including most recently as the chief communications strategist for U.S. Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn.
Jamie Wren joined FP1 in 2014 and leads public affairs and corporate communications campaigns for clients across healthcare, energy, transportation and technology sectors. Previously, Wren spent nearly eight years at Burson-Marsteller and its grassroots subsidiary Direct Impact, where she developed and led integrated national and grassroots communications campaigns focused on coalition building, earned media, government engagement and marketing initiatives for major brands including Coca-Cola, Bank of America, and Ford Motor Company.
Trent Wisecup leads political campaigns and initiatives with more than two decades of experience providing strategic advice and advertising service to Republican candidates, business leaders and industry coalitions. During his career, Wisecup has been a senior advisor to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and former U.S. Senator Spence Abraham.
A member of the FP1 team since 2012, Richard Cullen manages communications and advocacy campaigns for leading corporations, trade associations and non-profit organizations. 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 projects, including notable work with Charter Communications, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and National Sikh Campaign. Cullen worked for a number of years as a communications specialist on Capitol Hill. In 2013, he took temporary leave from FP1 to serve as communications director for Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign in Virginia.