Jessica Ennis Joins FP1 Strategies

Mar 07, 2013, 09:00 ET from FP1 Strategies LLC

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FP1 Strategies LLC today announced the addition of Jessica Ennis as senior vice president.  Ennis brings more than a decade of valuable political experience at the local, state and federal level to the public affairs and political advertising firm.  Most recently, Ennis served as the deputy director of operations for Governor Mitt Romney's campaign for president.  In that role, Ennis managed seven departments and a budget of $30 million.

Prior to her work on the Romney campaign, Jessica served as a regional political director for the Republican National Committee (RNC), managing turnout operations and guiding campaigns to victory in battleground races for 14 states.  Prior to coming to Washington in 2007, Ennis managed gubernatorial and congressional races, as well as the Bush-Cheney 2004 Victory effort, in her home state of North Carolina.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University.

"I look forward to working with the team at FP1 Strategies," Ennis said.  "The fact is, they are some of the most accomplished operatives in politics and I anticipate we will help elect more Republicans to office across the country."

"We are thrilled to have Jessica join our firm," said FP1 Partner Terry Nelson.  "Our clients will benefit significantly from Jessica's expertise and the energy she brings to her work."

"Jessica has been on the front lines of dozens of races and has a keen appreciation for what it takes to wage a successful campaign," said FP1 Partner Danny Diaz.  "We are very pleased that she has decided to join our team." 

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.  Mr. 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.  Mr. Downs was named one of the top 10 political consultants to watch by Politico and won eight Pollies last year, including best Republican advertising campaign for his work on behalf of Ron Paul.

Danny Diaz most recently was a senior adviser to Governor Mitt Romney's campaign for president.  During the 2010 cycle, Diaz was the 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 communications director at the Republican National Committee.

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 regional political director for the Republican National Committee in 2006.

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