RELEASE: Grassroots and Grasstops Campaign Specialist Todd Benjamin Joins Forbes Tate Partners

May 22, 2019 

Connor McKay


FTP Expands Public Advocacy and Field Operations Capabilities with Addition of New Senior Vice President

WASHINGTON – Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) today announced the addition of Todd Benjamin as a Senior Vice President. He will be joining the public affairs team, bringing with him his bipartisan national network of field operatives and a deep understanding of grassroots and grasstops advocacy. Benjamin has nearly two decades of grassroots experience along with hundreds of advocacy campaigns under his belt.

At Forbes Tate, Benjamin will work with clients on the entire spectrum of creating and managing grassroots and grasstops advocacy campaigns, building upon an already robust grassroots outreach program at the firm.

“Todd has a strong reach among Republican operatives around the country,” said Managing Partner Jeff Strunk. “His addition further expands our bipartisan reach, especially within our grassroots work.”

Benjamin most recently served as Managing Partner at NextWave Advocacy, a niche grassroots firm in Arlington, Virginia, where he was a key driver in the launch of the company. While working at NextWave, Benjamin spearheaded strategy, day-to-day program implementation, and new business development.  

“I’m excited to join a firm that is known for its ability to create strong, effective advocacy campaigns inside and outside the Beltway,” said Benjamin. “FTP’s team has a diverse set of talents, and I can’t wait to add my own expertise to the group.”

Prior to working at NextWave, Benjamin was a partner at DDC Public Affairs, where he served as Vice President of Field Operations and directed initiatives in areas such as defense, transportation, health care, tax policy, and more.

“Todd’s experience with field operations, along with his ability to successfully engage grassroots and grasstops, makes him a huge asset to our shop,” said Founding Partner Jeff Forbes. “Our team and clients will benefit greatly from his years of experience, and we’re thrilled to welcome him on board.”

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.