Rob Jesmer Joins FP1 Strategies

Former NRSC Executive Director Becomes Firm Partner

Dec 05, 2012, 11:00 ET from FP1 Strategies LLC

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FP1 Strategies LLC today announced the addition of Rob Jesmer as a partner at the public affairs, advertising, grassroots and media relations firm.  Jesmer joins FP1 Strategies after more than a decade working at the highest levels of Republican politics.  

Most recently, he served as the executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), a position he held for both the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.  During his tenure, Republicans increased the upper body's Republican composition by five seats.  

Prior to his leadership at the NRSC, Rob managed Senator John Cornyn's successful reelection campaign in 2008 and worked on Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.  He also served as a regional political director at the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the 2006 cycle and the national field director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) during the 2002 cycle.  At the NRCC, Rob directed the political operation that resulted in an historic electoral victory for Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.  According to The Associated Press, "[i]t was only the fourth time since Abraham Lincoln that the president's party picked up House seats in a midterm election."

In addition to his campaign work, Rob also has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, including two years as chief of staff to Representative Mike Rogers of Alabama (2002-2004).  Rob guided then-freshman Rep. Rogers through his first years in Congress, helping him become a leading conservative voice in the House.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jesmer will be joining FP1 partners Terry Nelson, Danny Diaz and Jon Downs at the firm.

"Rob is one of the best operatives in the Republican Party," said FP1 Partner Terry Nelson.  "Over the years, I've worked with Rob on dozens of campaigns at all levels and I believe our clients will benefit significantly from his experience."

"Rob Jesmer is one of the most respected strategists in politics.  His relationships and expertise will be pivotal in managing and growing the firm's political clientele," said FP1 Partner Danny Diaz.  "As someone who has been in the middle of the battles for control of Congress, Rob has unique insight on how the balance of power on Capitol Hill affects the business community, which will be of great value to our firm."

"We are thrilled and fortunate Rob is joining FP1," said FP1 Partner Jon Downs.  "I've had the pleasure of working with Rob many times over the years and he has a keen understanding of what makes campaigns successful.  Rob's background of having worked with elected officials at the highest levels in government will be of great use to our clients and firm."

"Over my career, I've been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented and hardworking people in politics," Jesmer said.  "FP1 Strategies will be no exception.  Terry, Jon and Danny are some of the best in the business and I am excited to join the team."

About FP1 Strategies

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

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.

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