August 12, 2021 | Blog Post

Adds Seven New Hires, Promotes Eight Firmwide In Last Five Months

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bullpen Strategy Group (BSG) is excited to announce the expansion of its strategic communications, analysis, and media monitoring practices with new hires and promotions, including the addition of Michael Ahrens as Vice President. Firmwide, BSG recently added seven new hires and promoted eight team members. It has offices in Washington, London, and Dallas.

“Nearly two years ago, we launched Bullpen Strategy Group to provide clients with insights-driven strategies,” said BSG CEO Joe Pounder. Today, we have grown to nearly three dozen strong, stretching from London to Washington to Dallas. This means we are better positioned than ever to help our clients meet their challenges, grow, and manage risk.”

“We believe that great communication starts with great research and monitoring, and at Bullpen, all of those teams are growing,” said BSG Partner Brian Rogers. “Our new lineup, alongside our existing team, is already hard at work racking up wins for clients.”

Michael Ahrens joins BSG in the strategic communications practice. Ahrens has more than 12 years of experience in strategic communications, research, and crisis management. He has advised some of the nation’s top political and business leaders, fought on the front lines of high-profile political and policy campaigns, as well as behind the scenes in the media, philanthropic and financial sectors. Most recently, Ahrens served as Communications Director for the Republican National Committee. His previous campaign experience includes roles for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican Governors Association, and Gov. Mitt Romney. He also worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to Sen. Roy Blunt and in New York on the production teams at CBS News and Fox News.

Elizabeth Gibson joins BSG as Director in the strategic communications practice. Gibson brings extensive writing and strategic communications experience to BSG from her time in the U.S. Senate, where she spent nearly five years working for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, as well as serving as Speechwriter and Press Secretary for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Gibson most recently served as speechwriter to U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

Jay Boyd joins BSG as Director in the strategic communications practice. Jay joins BSG from FP1 where he was spent three years aiding dozens of winning clients and overseeing successful production of advertisements nationwide. Jay also worked in political media as a producer for Laura Ingraham and an associate at Fox News.

Olivia Perez-Cubas and Michael Zona have both been promoted to Senior Vice President in the strategic communications practice.

In the research and analysis practice, Joe Chaudoin has been promoted to Senior Vice President, and will lead a team that includes new additions Tom Mulkeen, who joins BSG as Senior Director, and Evan Allison, as a Senior Associate.

Other recent promotions include Pelham Groom, based in the London office, to Managing Director of Global Technology and Monitoring Operations. On the monitoring team, Beth Hitchcock and Andrew Muchnick are now Directors and Thomas Dee is a Senior Associate.

Rounding out the firm’s expansion is the addition of Erica Guyton, as Chief People Officer, bringing more than a decade of experience spearheading organizational development, growth, expansion, and improvement across diverse corporate platforms. Jessi Powell joins BSG as Senior Financial Operations Analyst. Full stack engineer Wesley Roberts has been promoted to Vice President at Bullpen Technology Group.