Narrative Strategies announced the promotions of Rosemarie Calabro Tully and Andrew Fimka to Partner. Calabro Tully, who has extensive experience working on Capitol Hill and on behalf of industries, and Fimka, an agency veteran with more than a decade of experience in creative services and public affairs, are founding members of Narrative. Their promotions mark the first new partners elevated by the firm, which began in 2019 and has rapidly grown into a full-service agency excelling in a wide range of services, including public affairs, public relations, creative services, coalition management, crisis communications, and digital marketing. Narrative also announced the promotions of Christine Hennessey to Managing Director and Greg Blair, another founding member of the firm, to Content and Editorial Director; both join its senior leadership team.
“Rosemarie and Andrew have consistently delivered best-in-class ideas, strategies, and campaigns to our clients,” said Narrative Strategies Founding Partner Ken Spain. “These two outstanding professionals have helped to build Narrative into an award-winning one-stop shop that clients can trust to win policy battles, enhance their reputations, build advertising and marketing initiatives from the ground up, and manage full scale public affairs campaigns. Their leadership has been instrumental to our rapid growth and to the excellent service we provide all our clients. We will continue to lean on them as we further build our team and offer new services and capabilities.”
“As a Managing Director, Christine will continue to leverage her extensive experience fighting messaging and policy battles on Capitol Hill, providing valuable insight into the unique challenges our clients ask us to tackle,” Spain added. “Greg is a talented and politically astute communicator who will work across our clients and our team to lead Narrative’s content and editorial development, signifying a concerted effort by our firm to place an even greater emphasis on writing as a core service. We’re excited to have both on our senior leadership team.”
Rosemarie Calabro Tully has more than a decade of experience in Washington, including several years on Capitol Hill, where she led the press shop on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources under Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and worked for Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). She also previously served as Director of Federal Communications and Public Affairs at the National Biodiesel Board and as Press Secretary at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Calabro Tully earned bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America.
Andrew Fimka is a veteran public affairs and creative services executive with more than a decade of agency experience in Washington, D.C. Fimka joined Narrative from NJI Media, where he served as a Partner and Managing Director and previously worked for Story Partners as Vice President of Public Affairs. Before that, Fimka served as Director of Political and Legislative Strategy at the National Federation of Independent Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and a master’s degree from George Washington University.
Christine Hennessey joined Narrative in 2021 after working for nearly a decade as a communicator on Capitol Hill, most recently as Communications Director for Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE). She previously served as Press Secretary for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She began her Capitol Hill career with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and served in a communications role for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Hennessey, a former President of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association, is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.
Greg Blair has served as a spokesman and strategist for members of the House and Senate, governors, and national political committees. Blair served as Press Secretary for Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), was an aide to the Republican Study Committee, and held communications roles at the National Republican Congressional Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee, where he was Deputy Communications Director. Blair also served as Deputy Communications Director for Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) during his 2014 re-election campaign and Press Secretary for Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM). He earned a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.