John Feehery Joins Quinn Gillespie & Associates

Oct 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from Quinn Gillespie & Associates

Republican Strategist to Lead Communications Practice

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Quinn Gillespie and Associates (QGA) announced today that John Feehery, President of The Feehery Group and editor of the Feehery Theory blog, has been made a director at the firm and named President of QGA Communications.  In this capacity he will provide government relations and strategic communications counsel to QGA's roster of clients that range from Fortune 500s and savvy startups to foreign governments and advocacy coalitions. 

"John Feehery is a force in this town," said QGA Chairman Jack Quinn. "He brings to us a potent combination of policy expertise and strategic communications experience.  He further strengthens our deep Republican bench that includes Marc Lampkin, former general counsel to Republican Leader John Boehner, David Lugar, a longtime Republican strategist and fundraiser, and Dave Hoppe, a 30-year Senate Republican leadership aide."

Before founding The Feehery Group in early 2007, John Feehery held the position of Executive Vice President for Global Government Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America.  Prior to that, Feehery held a variety of communications roles with House Leadership that include speechwriting for House Minority Leader Bob Michel, Communications Director for House Majority Whip Tom DeLay and top spokesman for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.   He is a respected communications and advocacy strategist, and is frequently sought as a political commentator for a number of media outlets. 

QGA Founder and former partner Ed Gillespie applauded the move, saying, "QGA was founded on the belief that strategic communications is an essential element to an effective government relations campaign.   John Feehery is one of the best communications strategists around, and he will be a great addition to the QGA team."

"I believe firmly in the vision of QGA.  Every successful public affairs campaign should include a strong government relations strategy as well as a smart communications component," said John Feehery.  "QGA has assembled a dedicated and talented team to offer clients the best of both worlds under one roof, and I am excited to contribute to that." 

John Feehery joins a team of nearly 30 professionals at QGA who provide government relations and strategic communications services to a wide range of clients.  He begins his new position on November 1st.  To learn more about Quinn Gillespie & Associates, visit or for more information on John Feehery, check out

About QGA

Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) was founded in 2000 by Jack Quinn, former White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee Chairman, and Jeff Connaughton, former Clinton White House lawyer and staff assistant to Senator Joe Biden. The firm provides public affairs counsel to leading corporations, coalitions, trade associations and public entities. One of the only Washington firms to thoroughly integrate government relations and communications services, QGA's team of nearly 30 professionals bring a bipartisan, multi-disciplinary approach to helping clients successfully manage public policy challenges.

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