Ron Bonjean has over twenty-five years of public affairs and crisis communications experience and has managed some of the most significant business and policy debates affecting the lives of millions of Americans.
He also remains the first person to serve as the lead spokesman in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
At the request of the White House, Bonjean served as the communications strategist for United States Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. He also acted as a top strategic communications adviser for the Presidential Transition Team, assisting cabinet nominations through the confirmation process.
Bonjean was Chief of Staff to the Senate Republican Conference under Senator Jon Kyl; Communications Director to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert; head of public affairs for Secretaries Don Evans and Carlos Gutierrez at the Department of Commerce and the top spokesman to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
The Politico wrote, “Ron Bonjean is one of the most popular communicators in Washington — and that’s quite an achievement in a town with this much hot air”; Reuters called him a “Washington Public Relations Heavyweight” and Buzzfeed says that Ron is the most “Washington of Washington Strategists.”
For the better part of a decade, he was named to the Roll Call Newspaper’s Fabulous Fifty as one of the top movers and shakers behind the scenes on Capitol Hill. A frequent guest on many national news programs, Bonjean provides insightful political analysis to millions of viewers across the country. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Political Science and also recently served as a Fellow at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy.
Bonjean received his master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.