Ed Patru is a Vice President at DCI Group, where he provides communications counsel to clients in a number of sectors, including energy, technology, transportation, and education. He joined DCI Group in 2010 after having served as a senior communications advisor in politics, government, and the non-profit sector. He is a veteran of a number of high-profile political campaigns, including congressional races, a gubernatorial contest, and Senator John McCain’s 2000 presidential campaign, among others. Most recently he served as chief communication advisor to Connecticut businesswoman Linda McMahon in her 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate.
In 2008, Ed was named Vice President of Communications for a national issue advocacy 501(c)4. Prior to that, he served for nearly six years as a national spokesman and strategist for House Republicans, both in a political capacity for the National Republican Congressional Committee, as well as on the official side for the House Republican Conference where he was described by The Washington Post as “the message chief for House Republicans.” He managed media operations for dozens of contested House races, including numerous special elections for Congress, where he traveled the country, spending weeks at a time embedded in House campaigns. He took a year off the campaign trail to be the Communications Director for a national automobile trade association.
Originally from Michigan, Ed lives in Northern Virginia with his beautiful wife, Katie, and their three boys, August, Leo, and Cai.