Washington, D.C. – ROKK Solutions, a bipartisan public affairs firm at the nexus of policy, politics and communications, announced today that Elizabeth Northrup will join the firm as its first agency-wide Chief Client Officer.
Northrup brings more than 25 years of experience at the intersection of public affairs, reputation management, executive visibility and brand awareness. She complements the firm’s existing leadership with experience helping companies, associations and organizations operate in an increasingly complex political and regulatory climate.
“Elizabeth is a leading public affairs professional, with a track record of taking on some of the most complex political, regulatory and reputational issues of our age,” said Rodell Mollineau, ROKK Solutions partner and co-founder. “She is a proven steady-hand when it comes to crisis communications and issue advocacy, and I look forward to sharing her expertise with our clients.”
Prior to joining ROKK, Northrup spent much of her career as a communications counselor at several large multinational communications firms. Most recently, Northrup served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at BCW Global.
Previously, she served as Managing Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Signal Group (formerly McBee Strategic) and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief of Staff to the Vice Chairman at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. She also held in-house public affairs positions at industry trade associations including the American Insurance Association and American Chemistry Council.
“As Chief Client Officer, it will be my job to have a view into all of ROKK’s client work and serve as a senior counselor to clients and team members alike,” said Northrup. “I’m passionate about providing exceptional client service, and I’m excited to bring my years of experience to ROKK Solutions as the firm continues to grow.”
Ron Bonjean, partner and co-founder of ROKK Solutions, noted that Northrup’s background and experience is essential for leading the agency’s growing client portfolio. “ROKK Solutions has experienced tremendous, year-after-year growth. We are thrilled to welcome someone into our new Chief Client Officer role who has such stellar public affairs subject matter and agency leadership experience.”
“It’s not everyday that you meet someone like Elizabeth, who so fully embodies the values that we share,” said Kristen Hawn, partner at ROKK Solutions. “Elizabeth’s wealth of knowledge, beltway connections and commitment to first rate client services will make her an asset to our team.”
Northrup’s hiring is another step in ROKK Solutions strategic expansion, which over the past two years has resulted in triple-digit growth and a variety of professional accolades including: PRovoke Agency of the Year finalist, The Reeds Agency of the Year finalist, SABRE awards finalists, inclusion in the Agency Elite 100 list, a Platinum dotCOMM award, an Innovation SABRE award, and most recently a Hermes Gold award. With a 360-degree integrated suite of capabilities including digital and paid media and a creative studio, ROKK is a sought-after agency for Fortune 100 organizations, nonprofits and associations looking to create change in Washington.