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HPS Names Andrea Christianson, Bryan DeAngelis, And Christina Pearson As Partners

December 16, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) announced that Andrea Christianson, Bryan DeAngelis, and Christina Pearson have been named partners at the firm. Andrea, Bryan, and Christina have each served as managing directors at HPS, bringing significant public affairs and strategic communications expertise to the firm.

These promotions are the latest addition to a year of growth for Hamilton Place Strategies. In June, Falfurrias Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in HPS, allowing HPS to partner with Ballast Research, a firm that provides clients direct feedback from policymakers. In July, stakeholder intelligence platform alva became a partner as well. HPS will continue to leverage the capabilities of its organizational partnerships and the expertise of its personnel to create industry-leading analytical public affairs campaigns as it welcomes its new partners.

“I’m thrilled to share that Andrea, Bryan, and Christina have been named partners at HPS. They have each demonstrated exceptional leadership at HPS and have invested significantly in the growth and development of our firm and colleagues,” said HPS Co-founder and Partner Tony Fratto. “Andrea, Bryan, and Christina bring a depth of experience working through complex and high-stakes communications challenges with a variety of clients. We look forward to the many contributions these highly valued team members will make to HPS as partners.”

Andrea joined HPS in 2013, bringing extensive communications and rapid response experience from campaigns and government. As a managing director at HPS, Andrea has led multiple issue campaigns as well as policy research and analysis to inform client strategy and public affairs efforts on technology, finance, trade, and other economic policy issues. She also manages HPS’ media monitoring arm, Flag Media Analytics.

Bryan joined HPS as a managing director in 2019 after successful stints on Capitol Hill and as a public affairs consultant in Washington, D.C. He has been a trusted advisor to members of Congress and Democratic candidates throughout his career, and previously served as communications director and chief spokesperson for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT). Bryan provides strategic counsel to HPS’ clients on corporate reputation, issue management, stakeholder persuasion, and public policy. He works with clients in the financial services, energy and climate, and tech industries, and is co-leading the firm’s increasing work in the cryptocurrency space.

Christina is recognized as the leader behind successful public affairs campaigns and reputational positioning for multiple global brands, particularly in the areas of health care, technology, and ESG. Before joining HPS in 2019, Christina was Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Christina also helped Microsoft reshape its image with policymakers during her tenure on their government affairs senior leadership team. At HPS, she’s worked with clients in the health care, technology, transportation, retail, and financial sectors to advocate on issues, elevate brand awareness, and build support among key stakeholders to achieve business and policy goals.

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