Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies
Communications Director, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Senior Account Supervisor, Edelman
Senior Account Executive, Lipman Hearne
Tucker Warren is a senior communications strategist with more than two decades of experience advising business leaders. Tucker is a partner at Penta, serving as a senior advisor to Ballast Research to help companies align their business objectives and communications strategy with desired public policy outcomes.
In his career, Tucker has worked on domestic and international finance, trade, insurance, health care, education, manufacturing, transportation, technology, and presidential politics. He has a keen understanding of how to reach stakeholders through the media, the importance of building third-party relationships, the unique dynamics of internal communications, how to apply research in advocacy campaigns, and the full integration of design and advertising to create awareness or effect change.
Previously, Tucker directed communications for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , which was established by Congress to examine the causes of the financial and economic crisis. He developed the overall communications strategy, served as the Commission spokesperson, and advised commissioners on high-profile public appearances. Tucker’s career in client services has included stints at two other consultancies—Edelman and Lipman Hearne, a firm specializing in nonprofit communications.
A few of Tucker’s professional highlights include securing the passage of trade promotion authority after a multi-million dollar advocacy campaign; managing the national rollout of the annual MacArthur “genius awards”; launching a video game for people living with MS; releasing a national COVID testing strategy resulting in global media attention; managing a national media tour featuring an ultra-marathon runner running 63 marathons in 63 days,; releasing the FCIC’s report which became a New York Times national best-seller; and advising Howard Schultz as he considered running for President in 2020.
Tucker came to Washington in 1999 to work for Al Gore’s presidential campaign after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in political science and serving as a member of the men’s golf team. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Kate and their two children.