WASHINGTON – ROKK Solutions, a bipartisan public affairs firm at the nexus of policy, politics and communications, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Jeff Grappone to Executive Vice President and Chair of the Public Affairs Practice.
Grappone is a veteran strategist who has held senior communications roles on the Hill and in Presidential and Senate campaigns, as well as in the executive branch and corporate America. Before joining ROKK in 2019, he was the deputy staff director for the Senate Republican Conference under Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), the assistant secretary for the US Department of Labor, and advised U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte and John Sununu earlier in his career. Grappone also worked in the C-suite as a senior communicator for Siemens, one of the world’s oldest and largest companies.
Grappone’s promotion to head public affairs at ROKK comes as the agency continues to expand its 360-degree integrated suite of strategic communications capabilities to include best-in-class social impact communications, digital advertising and an award-winning creative studio.
“We are thrilled that Jeff will be chairing our public affairs practice as ROKK continues to grow,” said Co-founding Partner Ron Bonjean. “He is well-regarded by Republicans, Democrats and the media for his common sense approach to communications and his deep grasp of key policy issues and their impacts on business. Jeff is also an outstanding team leader who motivates and inspires our staff with his insights and enthusiasm to achieve objectives for our clients.”
“ROKK was founded as a bipartisan public affairs firm, and as we continue to grow and diversify our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients, we know our deep expertise in Washington is the cornerstone of the agency,” said Co-Founding Partner, Rodell Mollineau. “Jeff has been a tremendous asset to our clients in these public policy fights, and we look forward to him leading these efforts for years to come.”
“Now more than ever businesses and industry groups need bipartisan expertise to navigate Washington’s complex political dynamics. As a full service firm with former senior Hill communicators, top journalists and proven private sector strategists, ROKK is singularly well positioned to deliver best in class public affairs service to clients looking to break through inside the Beltway,” said Grappone. “I’ve greatly appreciated working closely with Ron, Rodell and Kristen, who set the standard for communications excellence in Washington, to help fuel ROKK’s rapid expansion over the past several years. I am grateful to them for this exciting new opportunity to continue to grow and strengthen ROKK’s leadership in public affairs in the coming years. Leading the firm’s Public Affairs Practice, I look forward to harnessing the full spectrum of ROKK’s capabilities in media, social impact, digital and creative to help our clients win Washington’s toughest public affairs fights.”
In 2022 alone ROKK was recognized by a wide variety of organizations for its excellence in communications and public affairs, including winning two PRovoke SABRE awards, a Platinum dotCOMM award and an Hermes Gold award.