Andrew Ricci, Senior Strategist
Andrew S. Ricci is a communications, messaging, and media strategist who has supported political candidates, brands, organizations, companies, and individuals in telling their stories. He is a seasoned and tested practitioner who has been a proven asset to his clients whether they are looking to get in the news or get out of it. He has designed and led communications campaigns, served as a flack and spokesperson, defended reputations, and written best-in-class content from media releases and talking points to speeches and op-eds.
Andrew brings a background in government, campaigns, writing, and storytelling to every client and every client engagement. His deep background in public affairs, playbook of campaign strategies and tactics, and detailed knowledge of how government institutions work and intersect give him the ability to make an impact and enact change. He has served as the media lead and spokesman for a number of high profile clients making international headlines, and in these cases, his ability to stay cool under pressure while providing a buffer between the media and his clients has been highly critical to protecting his clients’ interests.
Andrew’s ghost writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, U.S. News and World Report, and countless state, regional, and local publications. He has been quoted as a spokesman or subject matter expert in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Associated Press, ABC News, MarketWatch, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Politico, Roll Call, and The Hill, among many others.
Previously, Andrew was a Vice President at a major PR firm, where he provided media relations, strategic counseling, media coaching, and public affairs campaign support. He also served as a senior communications aide to U.S. Congressman Zack Space (D-Ohio), where he developed communications strategy and served as a spokesperson for Rep. Space’s Congressional office as well as his reelection campaign. He also worked for Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.).
Andrew has a B.A. in English from the University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) and is a native of Beaver Falls, Pa.