Claire Bischoff
Senior Director

Director, Hamilton Place Strategies

Intern, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Government Affairs Intern, The Sheridan Group


Claire is a senior director at HPS where she leads teams focused on strategic and crisis communications and brand development for clients in highly regulated industries. Since joining the firm as an associate in 2016, she has worked across issue areas, with a special focus in tech, telecom, finance, and M&A. She has led message development, advertising, third-party engagement, rapid response, media relations, research, and analysis efforts for corporate, association, and non-profit clients often facing challenging political or regulatory headwinds. She has deep expertise in digital communications and serves as a strategic advisor for digital campaign strategy and political advertising rules. Claire also serves as a senior advisory member of the HPS Creative team.

Prior to her work at HPS, Claire worked in Senator Tim Kaine’s Washington office where she conducted research on transportation, healthcare, and economic policy issues important to Virginians. Claire also served as a government affairs intern for The Sheridan Group (TSG), a political strategy firm in downtown Washington. At TSG, Claire’s work focused on issues related to federal appropriations and non-profits.

Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Claire graduated with high distinction from the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia with a B.A. in public policy and global public health.