Erin McPike runs strategic communications and public affairs campaigns for Tusk clients. She has held strategic communications roles on the leadership teams of three presidential cam-paigns and has worked with presidential candidates, Fortune 500 CEOs and other high-profile principals on long-term strategy, crisis management, media training and debate prep. She has pitched and landed successful TV interviews from cable news to the Today Show and 60 Minutes. She designed strategic efforts to launch the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association and U.S. CyberDome, and as the communications director for a startup incubator in the nation’s capital, developed messaging for and nurtured startups in heavily regulated industries. A former national journalist in both print and broadcast news ranging from National Journal to CNN, Erin has traveled extensively throughout the United States and is acutely familiar with changing dynamics in every region of the country. Erin earned two bachelor’s degrees from American University — in journalism and political science — and is based in Washington, D.C.
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