About Us

Powell Tate

Based in Washington, D.C., our staff has worked at the highest levels of government and politics, from the White House to Capitol Hill, political campaigns, advocacy organizations, corporations, media, law firms, statehouses, and regulatory agencies. We bring not only broad experience but also political diversity to our work.

We Solve at the Intersections

We join forces with clients to bring critical issues to the forefront of conversations and mobilize audiences where and when it matters most. Powell Tate partners with organizations across sectors — global corporations, advocacy groups, nonprofits and foundations, coalitions, national trade associations, and government agencies.

Whether we’re strategizing reputation or crisis plans, developing grassroots advocacy campaigns focused on high-stakes legislation, or creating social content programs, we pair data-informed recommendations with deep experience to see around corners and help clients thrive.

Our creative campaigns amplify messages and accelerate change across platforms — driving results at the convergence of earned, owned, paid and digital media.

our values


We cultivate curiosity and challenge convention. Because solving any problem begins by asking the right questions.


We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias.


We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made.


We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, our clients and the world.

Our Public Affairs Expertise

Social Impact
& Sustainability

Our social impact and sustainability specialists help clients transform and lead with brave, data-informed creative solutions and integrated campaigns for urgent social and environmental challenges. This work is led by a network of 150+ strategists with deep cross-sector expertise in climate policy, purpose, sustainability, ESG, DE&I, social justice, global development, and health issues that span all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Our healthcare work spans the spectrum from cutting-edge biomedical research to patient’s bedside. We equip clients to communicate around complex issues and develop nuanced campaign platforms to engage on key issues through stakeholder partnerships, thought leadership, coalition building, policymaker engagement, media outreach, and narrative development.

Strategy & Risk

Our Geopolitical Strategy & Risk Group counsels clients to protect and elevate their reputation and influence, mitigate risk, and capitalize on leadership opportunities in the 21st century geopolitical arena.

Culture, Equity
& Inclusion

Our CEI team brings together DEI practitioners, change management experts, public affairs specialists and communicators. We ensure clients’ stated DEI commitments and investments are more than mere words on a page; they are tangible, visible manifestations of how the organization operates. Our approach is data-backed, culture-centered and focused on driving meaningful change for employees, customers and communities.


We advise our clients on how to strategically position themselves in front of government procurement, activating campaigns to reach and engage key decision-makers. We work with our clients to shape competitions and efforts to secure funding for products, services, and platforms. Our team has a strong understanding of the influences and interactions that shape the decisions of military, Congressional, and Administration officials.


We offer strategic communications programs and critical insights to help organizations navigate today’s ever-evolving energy landscape. From utilities and traditional fuels to renewable energy and emerging technologies, our expertise spans across all issues, creating a market advantage for clients that drive a more sustainable energy future.


We have broad experience across industry sectors such as telecom and mobility, 3D printing, cloud computing, Internet governance, cyber-security and clean tech. We work with emerging innovators and global market leaders. Our award-winning work has helped clients protect their reputation, drive sales, and generate new business leads.


Cyber breaches are occurring with greater frequency and impact to brand. Our cross functional teams work with clients on scenario planning, reputation recovery, and thought leadership. We're engaged in the policy discussions and tracking the latest developments to help clients navigate an ever-changing environment.

Financial Services

We understand how fast-paced public policy challenges can quickly affect corporate and industry reputation. Over the last few decades, we’ve designed and executed communications programs that have impacted the industry’s top legislative and regulatory battles — from credit reporting to auto financing.


We have extensive defense-industry experience and a strong understanding of the influences and interactions that shape decisions on defense programs and funding. Our strong presence and relationships in Washington, D.C. and around the globe help our clients effectively engage in the complex and evolving area of defense contract campaigns.

Meet Our Senior Team


Chair, Powell Tate,
Chief Public Affairs Officer, Chief Public Health Officer, Weber Shandwick
As the Chairman of Powell Tate, and Chief Public Affairs Officer of Weber Shandwick, Pam specializes in multi-channel advocacy and issues campaigns.

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