FP1 Strategies Staffs Up For 2014

Growing Political Client List Brings New Hires

Jan 14, 2014, 09:00 ET from FP1 Strategies LLC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FP1 Strategies, LLC today announced the addition of two new members to its team. Trent Wisecup and Molly Mathews have been hired to help serve FP1's growing list of political clients.  They are part of a larger and growing staff, which also includes public affairs professionals.

Trent Wisecup joins FP1 Strategies after two decades of working as a consultant to Republican candidates and campaign committees.  Most recently, Wisecup was a partner at the Revolution Agency.  During the 2012 election cycle, he served as a strategist to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), directing a dozen independent expenditure campaigns and playing a central role in defending the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

During his career, Wisecup has served as a strategist and media consultant for former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and former U.S. Senator Spence Abraham.  He has also served as a consultant to the Republican National Committee (RNC), Republican Governors Association (RGA), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his political work in the United States, Wisecup served as a senior strategist to the re-election campaign of Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete in 2010, and has developed issue advocacy campaigns and public relations strategies for General Motors, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Philip Morris International, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW).

Molly Mathews comes to FP1 Strategies from Fox News.  At Fox, Mathews was an assignment editor and worked on various programs, including Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and America's News Headquarters.  Mathews worked closely with national correspondents to develop daily news reports and stories, and conducted research that shaped future programming.

"We are extremely pleased that Trent and Molly have joined the FP1 team," said FP1 Strategies Partner Jon Downs.  "They will play an integral role in our political and advertising efforts over the coming year.  Both our firm and clients will benefit from having such seasoned professionals working on their initiatives."

"Trent and Molly are talented professionals with diverse experiences," said FP1 Strategies Partner Rob Jesmer.  "They will add tremendous value to our strategic and advertising services.  I am excited to have them on board and look forward to a very successful election year."

About FP1 Strategies

FP1 Strategies LLC is a public affairs, advertising, grassroots and media relations firm led by partners Terry Nelson, Jon Downs, Danny Diaz and Rob Jesmer.

FP1 Strategies offers a host of services, including: public affairs campaign management, grassroots coalition building and management, paid advertising, media placement, press relations, crisis communication expertise, and new media and online grassroots advocacy.

Terry Nelson is one of the most influential political operatives in the nation's capital, having played senior roles in numerous political and public affairs campaigns.  Nelson served as the political director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign and as Senator John McCain's campaign manager in 2008.

Jon Downs is an award-winning writer and producer who has developed strategy and advertising for political candidates and issue campaigns across the country.  Downs was named one of the top 10 political consultants to watch by Politico and won eight Pollies in 2012, including best Republican advertising campaign for his work on behalf of Congressman Ron Paul.

Danny Diaz most recently was a senior adviser to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign, as well as advising Governor Mitt Romney's campaign for president.  During the 2010 cycle, Diaz was a lead consultant on two of the most closely watched political races in the country, Mark Kirk for Senate and Susana Martinez for Governor.  He has worked on various public affairs campaigns and was previously RNC Communications Director.

Rob Jesmer recently joined FP1 Strategies as its fourth partner.  Most recently, Jesmer was executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).  During his four years as executive director, Jesmer oversaw an effort that netted five GOP seats and raised over $200 million.  In addition to his work at the NRSC, Jesmer managed Senator John Cornyn's successful re-election campaign in 2008 and served as the southeast RNC Regional Political Director in 2006.

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