Doug McGinn


A veteran of the political and public affairs arenas, Doug McGinn brings a range of unique insights gained from senior campaign, legislative and private-sector executive positions. As a co-founding partner, Doug currently lends his strategic counsel to a number of today’s leading corporations and industry associations, particularly in the energy, health care and technology sectors.

Doug combines his legislative and public affairs experience to create customized campaigns to combat a host of clients’ high profile public policy and regulatory challenges. Doug specializes in helping organizations influence positive perceptions across key audiences to support strategic goals.

Prior to co-founding The Herald Group, Doug was Assistant Vice President of FD-Dittus Communication, where he oversaw many of the firm’s national and international accounts. From executive positioning and crisis communications to media relations and coalition development, he developed, managed and executed numerous award-winning strategic communications and marketing programs.

Doug also served on the executive team of Rainmaker Creative Public Relations, was a communications director and senior advisor to three Members of Congress and worked on the staff of Jack Kemp and William Bennett at Empower America, a nonprofit policy organization.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas. He also is a Bryce Harlow Scholar and MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins University.