Connected where it counts.

Our knowledge and relationships run deep. We are the only firm in the country that boasts a former gubernatorial press secretary and a former White House correspondent and AP bureau chief.

We are public affairs pros. Certified crisis counselors. Issues management experts. Media and digital strategists. No one has more – and more relevant – experience.

Our Team

Our team opens doors to business leaders, policymakers, power brokers and respected media outlets to drive your story throughout Michigan and beyond.

John Bailey

Business Strategist

After growing John Bailey & Associates into one of the largest and most respected public relations firms in Michigan, John joined the TR team in 2015. He served clients in the automotive, health care, professional services, retail and public affairs segments for decades and brings deep expertise and insight to the firm.

Andrea Bitely

Senior Director of Strategy and Client Services

With a knack for knowing the right reporter to pitch and social media platform to tap, Andrea elevates storytelling to the next level. She has a deep understanding of law and government after serving as director of communications and government affairs for the Michigan Department of Attorney General, and her network is spread far and wide after stints at POLITICO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Cathie Blumer

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

If you rely on John Truscott’s expert counsel, you will probably meet Cathie Blumer. By phone, email or text she will smooth the way for John and the Truscott Rossman team to meet your needs.

Rob Brown

Senior Account Executive

Rob provides clients with a deep understanding of communications strategy, coalition and issue campaign management. His hands-on experience in our public affairs shop in the firm’s Lansing office has meant he has been involved with several of the most high-profile issue campaigns the firm has undertaken in the past four years.

Annika Clemens

Digital Content Manager

With a mind for all things digital, Annika applies her expertise by developing strategies and driving digital engagement for clients.

Chad Cyrowski

Chief Digital Officer

Chad is a gifted storyteller and can help you tell the right story to the right audience at the right time – all to achieve specific, concrete objectives for your business or organization. He works on many statewide projects, boosting client visibility.

Sharon Emery

Senior Consultant

Sharon approaches each project with the same mission: make every word count! A seasoned journalist and writer, she has more than 20 years of experience in covering government and business news. Sharon draws on her extensive journalism career to assist clients in reaching the right reporters and editors at the right time.

Ron Fournier

President

Ron is the former publisher and editor of Crain’s Detroit Business. Before returning to his hometown of Detroit, he covered the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations for the Associated Press and The Atlantic, ultimately becoming the AP Washington Bureau Chief. A former Harvard fellow, Ron wrote two New York Times best-sellers, including a memoir about his autistic son called Love that Boy.

Lindsay Hart

Account Executive

Lindsay is poetry in motion. Her video and graphic design skills help TR tell powerful visual stories for our clients. She is a superb writer who will work around the clock for a client.

Dan Herrick

Senior Strategist for Corporate Communications

A passionate storyteller, Dan works with our clients to craft narratives that make an impact. With a multitude of talents, he knows how to tell those stories across print, digital, video and more.
Barb is adept at developing strategic communications and media outreach plans to address issues, communicate announcements or promote events. When it comes to strategic thought leadership, Barb is the perfect communications ally for organizations across many sectors including healthcare, tourism, energy and banking.

Amy A. LeFebre

Senior Director, West Michigan

Amy is a public relations powerhouse with nearly three decades of corporate, nonprofit and agency experience. Whether her clients need counsel in a crisis or in announcing their next big initiative, they trust her to get the job done right. She is a certified crisis counselor and, in 2017, was recognized as the Public Relations Professional of the Year by the West Michigan chapter of PRSA.

Rachel LePoudre, MS, APR

Director of Digital Media

Rachel holds a national APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) and has more than a decade of corporate, nonprofit and agency experience. She integrates sound digital and social media strategy into her public relations work and is sharply focused on staying abreast of the latest trends to help clients navigate new proven tactics into their initiatives.

Ellen Monti

Project Tracker & Assistant to the President

From managing the phones to juggling calendars and tracking projects, Ellen helps keep Truscott Rossman’s account team on track.

Davi Murray

Account Executive

Davi Murray joined Truscott Rossman in 2021 as a recent graduate of Central Michigan University. In her position as Account Executive in the firm’s Detroit office, she uses her broad skill set in public relations, advertising and integrated marketing to support a wide range of clients. 

Josh Pugh

Public Affairs & Digital Strategist

Josh is a talented, creative communicator with over a decade of experience in a wide variety of roles at a wide variety of organizations in Michigan Democratic and progressive circles.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney, APR

Founder, Retired

Before her “retirement,” the Capital-area poll of hundreds of Lansing insiders consistently ranked Kelly as the most effective public relations professional around. Her reputation didn’t change when she retired from TR and took on the role as director of communications for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Chris Tippett

Operations and Strategy Officer

Chris manages Truscott Rossman’s financial and operational needs to ensure our PR team has the resources they need to serve our clients.

Jeff Tippett

Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for TR’s “back of house,” Jeff brings more than 40 years of business development, HR and financial management experience to the firm. Skilled at strategic planning and business expansion strategies, Jeff is committed to providing high quality services to our clients.
John started his own public relations firm after serving as director of communications and press secretary to Michigan Gov. John Engler. In 2011, he merged his firm with the Rossman Group, creating Michigan’s most respected public relations firm. John was named the most effective public affairs professional in the 2019 and 2021 MIRS/EPIC- MRA survey of Capitol insiders.

Allie Walker, MA

Vice President

A former Capitol Hill aide, Allie’s attention to detail and process, coupled with her strategic sense, make her tremendously valuable to our clients. She has an excellent grasp of government affairs, corporate communications, health care, automotive and public-private partnerships.