WASHINGTON – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) today announced the hiring of Caitlin Gallagher to its Insights team and Eric Kim and Taliesin Gabriel to its Research and Policy Analysis team, marking another wave of new hires for the growing firm.

“Our clients rely on a deep understanding of both the policy being debated and the conversation about that policy – who is driving it and where it is happening. At FTP, we’re committed to using facts and proven methods to keep our clients fully informed ahead of important decisions and policy debates – that starts with hiring some of the smartest minds D.C. has to offer,” said FTP Founding Partner Jeff Forbes. “Delivering unparalleled knowledge of the political landscape and real time analysis of the issues that matter most, Caitlin, Eric, and Taliesin all have distinguished research abilities that will allow us and our partners to stay on top of the issues and conversations that matter most to them.”

As part of a full-service public affairs and government relations firm, FTP’s Insights team works hand in hand with an unparalleled group of policy and campaign experts to deliver high impact, targeted, and tailored insights and tested messaging. These strategic insights drive effective, targeted campaigns that measure progress and achieve goals for clients.

Caitlin is joining the Insights practice as a senior director, having previously worked at Purple Strategies where she leveraged social listening data integrated with traditional media, primary research, and business intelligence to develop evaluation methods and strategies for clients. She also worked at Headquarters Marine Corps, providing data insights to navigate the Corps through effective communication about high visibility issues. She also worked at Brunswick on their insights team. Leveraging her previous work experience and studies in International Relations at the London School of Economics, Caitlin will specialize in data analytics at FTP. Caitlin holds a B.A. from Miami University.

Prior to joining FTP as a senior analyst, Eric was the deputy policy director at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), advising strategic political messaging and providing in-depth policy analysis for candidate research books and political campaigns. Eric was also named to the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs 40 Under 40 list. Eric will be essential to FTP’s growing demand for policy analysis, legislative tracking, and qualitative research supporting their broad range of clients. Originally from California, Eric holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Taliesin joins FTP as a senior analyst after clerking for a boutique litigation firm focusing on intellectual property and a wide array of finance issues. She developed her policy research skills as a legislative fellow to Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-1), and as a clerk working on telecommunications issues. Also native to California and New York, Taliesin holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a B.A. from Howard University.

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About Forbes Tate Partners: 

Forbes Tate Partners is a bipartisan, integrated full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in government relations, communications, grassroots advocacy and third-party coordination, coalition management, and business development. The firm develops and implements strategies and campaigns related to tax, health care, financial services, trade, energy, telecommunications, appropriations, outdoor recreation and natural resource management, and agriculture. Longtime strategists Jeff Forbes and Dan Tate, Jr. founded the firm in 2012.

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