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.

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.

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.

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.

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.