Taylor Gross specializes in crisis communications, public policy battles and strategic media relations, having spent more than a decade assisting global corporations through mergers and acquisitions, providing strategic communications at the White House and helping clients navigate the unpredictable world of public policy battles.
Taylor specializes in taking complex issues and creating news coverage and story lines that explains the underlying motivations that drive public policy. Taylor also leverages his years as a White House spokesperson to train clients and teach them to deliver their strategic messages in a straightforward, effective way to break through the clutter.
Prior to co-founding The Herald Group, Taylor served as a White House spokesman in the Bush Administration. He previously served as a member of the President-elect’s Official Transition Office, working as Attorney General Designate John Ashcroft’s spokesman and as a member of the 2000 George W. Bush for President Campaign team where he served as the media coordinator for all southern states. Following the election, Taylor spent the next 34 days in Florida during the historic recount effort to provide counsel on national media strategy.
In addition, Taylor has served as Director of Radio Media for the 2000 Republican Convention in Philadelphia, PA, former U.S. Senator John Ashcroft’s (R-MO) Deputy Communications Director, on the Bob Dole for President Campaign in 1996 and for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN). Taylor also served in various capacities as a producer of nationally syndicated radio and television shows, including MSNBC’s “Equal Time.”
Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
- White House Spokesman, Bush Administration
- Southern States Media Coordinator, 2000 George W. Bush for President Campaign
- Director of Radio Media, 2000 Republican Convention