Jeff Grappone is a veteran communications strategist with nearly 20 years of Capitol Hill, Administration, political campaign, and C-suite experience.
He joined ROKK Solutions after leading communications for the Senate Republican Conference, the main messaging vehicle for Republican members of the United States Senate. As Deputy Staff Director, Grappone served as the top communications advisor to Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), the third highest ranking Senate Republican. Grappone was instrumental in establishing Chairman Barrasso’s Conference leadership operation.
Previously, President Trump appointed Grappone to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. As the Department’s chief spokesman, Grappone led a team of over 60 communicators in Washington and across the nation. In addition to designing communications initiatives to advance policies to help American workers, Grappone was responsible for managing communications activities related to the release of market-moving economic data, such as the national jobs report.
Grappone previously served as a senior communicator at Siemens USA’s corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he led communications and media relations initiatives for the Fortune 100 company’s U.S.-based energy businesses.
Grappone’s deep experience includes leading communications for former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte’s (R-NH) winning 2010 Senate campaign and in her official Senate office. He also served as Press Secretary for former U.S. Senator John E. Sununu (R-NH). Grappone’s national political experience includes working as a press spokesman for two presidential campaigns.
Grappone earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University.