Vaughn Jennings Joins Bullpen Strategy Group As Senior Vice President To Grow Strategic & Crisis Communications PracticeMay 18, 2020 | Blog Post
Washington, DC – Bullpen Strategy Group is excited to announce that Vaughn Jennings will be joining our firm as Senior Vice President to grow our expanding Strategic and Crisis Communications practice. Vaughn Jennings comes to BSG with more than 15 years of PR, advocacy and crisis management experience. Before joining BSG, Vaughn served as Vice President of Communications at Airlines for America, the trade association representing major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, where he was integral to developing communications strategies around some of the industry’s most complex PR challenges, including advocating for passage of the CARES Act.
“Businesses today find themselves facing challenges that were unimaginable just six months ago, challenges that require creative, strategic thinking and confidence they can get their message out when it matters,” said Jennings. “BSG is uniquely situated to help our clients solve problems and navigate whatever challenges the next news cycle presents. I’m excited to work alongside the talented team Joe has assembled to channel my experience into furthering that mission.”
“The core of Bullpen Strategy Group is our talent and expertise, and we could not be more thrilled to have Vaughn Jennings come aboard our growing firm,” said Joe Pounder, BSG CEO. “Vaughn’s 15 years of experience working on some of the top communications challenges in Washington, and his most recent work on the CARES Act debate, will be a fantastic resource for our clients. The Bullpen Strategy Group team has spent their careers working in the bullpen on high-stakes political and corporate PR challenges, and Vaughn Jennings embodies this spirit and expertise.”
Vaughn Jennings comes to BSG with more than 15 years of PR, advocacy and crisis management experience. He has spent his career advising CEOs, members of Congress and other executives on strategic communications and crisis response counseling, and has engaged at the forefront of some of the most prominent public policy debates in Washington and beyond.
Prior to joining BSG, Jennings served as Vice President of Communications at Airlines for America, the trade association representing major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. Vaughn’s work as a lead spokesman and strategist for the airline industry bolstered his reputation as an expert communicator, trusted advisor and leading PR crisis manager. Vaughn played an integral role in navigating the airline industry’s most high-profile debates and contentious news cycles, and he helped drive award-winning advocacy and crisis communications campaigns on behalf of airlines, employees and travelers.
Vaughn previously served as an advisor to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. John Sullivan from Oklahoma. During his time on the Hill, he played a leading role in shaping national, state and grassroots communications strategies on political issues ranging from alternative fuels and sources of energy to healthcare and telecommunications policy.
He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.