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Trent Duffy


Trent Duffy

Life at FGS Global

Vice Chairman of Public Affairs practice in Washington DC focusing on strategic communications for public policy, government investigations, crisis, litigation support, and other matters. Advises clients on a range of issues involving regulatory, legislative, legal, and other high stakes areas.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Seasoned professional in Washington DC having worked at top communications positions in the White House, Congress and for the private sector. Founded a boutique public relations firm focusing on public policy, issue advocacy, coalitions and associations, and corporate reputation.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Trent lives in Alexandria VA with his family and enjoys golf, sailing, skiing, crosswords and euchre.

Trent Duffy is a Partner of the Public Affairs practice in the Washington, D.C. office.

He has a strong public policy and communications background across all sectors but has specialized in economic policy throughout his career, having worked in top positions in the White House, Congress and in the private sector. As chief Deputy Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, Trent interacted with the national media daily and regularly conducted the Official White House Briefing.

Before the West Wing, Trent led communications for the Office of Management and Budget, the House Ways and Means Committee, Members of Congress and the Republican National Committee.

He co-founded a successful public relations firm focusing on issue advocacy, coalition management, crisis management, executive media preparation, branding, speechwriting, and other communications consulting services.

Recent assignments include helping corporations manage government investigations and hearings; cybersecurity breach response and preparedness; litigation support at the International Trade Commission; a statewide campaign to streamline natural gas production; corporation positioning and public policy support in the semiconductor industry; support for a global corporation on tariff issues; oversight at the Food and Drug Administration; and other regulatory inquiries from various agencies.

He has appeared frequently on major news outlets to comment on breaking news issues, political developments and other complex communications challenges.

Trent Duffy