The OG

While our state and national reach has grown, our roots run deep in Michigan’s capital.

That’s why our firm is often working right in the thick of our state’s most pressing public policy issues and consistently ranked at the top each and every time MIRS/EPIC-MRA has surveyed Capitol insiders for insights on the most effective public relations pros.

We would love to connect. Give us a call at 517-487-9320.

Lansing, Michigan

Boji Tower
124 W. Allegan St., Suite 800
Lansing, MI 48933

Lansing Team

Our forward-thinking, agile and collaborative team brings a diverse set of skills to meet the communications needs of our equally diverse client base.

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.

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.
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.

Wendy Larner

Coalition and Special Project Manager

Wendy understands that the best way to grab a legislator’s ear is through their constituents and can build a coalition like no one else. Known in the halls of Michigan’s capitol for her tenacious ability to mobilize support for client initiatives, she has helped clients large and small diversify the voices that help share their message.

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.

Stephen Olschanski

Account Executive

Stephen has a flair for turning the right phrase and finding fresh perspectives and insight in his graphic design. His passion for policy and deep appreciation for the value of public service inform his perspectives and enrich his work for our clients.

Chris Tippett

Business Manager

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 MIRS/EPIC- MRA survey of Capitol insiders.

Sara Wurfel, APR

Vice President of Public Affairs

After serving as press secretary and leading many of former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s communications efforts, Sara brought her know-how and contacts to TR. She heads our public affairs shop, voted the most respected in Lansing.