Sen. Harry Reid Alum Andres Ramirez Headlines New Hires

WASHINGTON – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) announced today that Andres Ramirez, a veteran communications strategist and advocacy professional, has joined the firm as a senior vice president. As FTP continues to expand its public affairs work, Ramirez will help manage and develop high-level campaign strategies for the firm’s clients to advance their communications and advocacy goals. The bipartisan government and public affairs firm also added Will May and Colin Finnegan as senior directors within the Public Affairs practice. 

Andres, who began his career working with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has vast experience with numerous political and advocacy campaigns and think tanks, and served as vice president of Hispanic programs at the New Democrat Network. He was also vice chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus leading engagement strategy through the 2012 election. Andres has years of involvement in public affairs and began his career in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide to former U.S. Senator Harry Reid. He also led Nevada Governor Bob Miller’s D.C. office. Prior to joining FTP, Andres managed his own Las Vegas-based firm, the Ramirez Group, for more than 10 years.   

“We are thrilled to welcome an expert communicator like Andres to our team,” said FTP Founding Partner Jeff Forbes. “Andres’ experience and passion for political advocacy and multicultural communications will be a huge asset for our clients. He has earned tremendous respect from Republicans and Democrats alike and his deep understanding of what motivates lawmakers is key to success in today’s Washington. We are thrilled to have Andres aboard and are excited to share his expertise with our clients.” 

“It’s an honor to be a part of the FTP team,” said Ramirez. “I’m able to bring my local, state, and national experience to the table while working with some of D.C.’s best strategists.” 

Additionally, FTP has hired Colin Finnegan and William May as senior directors on the public affairs team. Colin and Will bring both grassroots and strategic communications expertise to the firm. They will help execute public affairs campaigns for clients across multiple industries. 

“Colin specializes in developing and executing communications strategies, particularly when it comes to energy and the environment advocacy. Additionally, Will has years of experience managing coalitions and brings a wide range of policy expertise,” said Forbes. “We are pleased to welcome them both to our growing team of public affairs professionals.” 

Before joining FTP, Colin was the director of external relations at Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions. Originally from Massachusetts, Colin graduated from Kenyon College and is currently an MBA candidate at NYU’s Stern School of Business.   

Prior to joining FTP, Will helped craft and manage campaigns for various associations, coalitions, and think tanks at a leading mid-sized public affairs firm in D.C. His work has supported clients in a range of sectors, including health care, transportation, and financial services. Will is a D.C. native and received his B.A. from Wake Forest University.   

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