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.

Cathie Blumer

Personal Assistant to the 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.

Mikayla Lier

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Mikayla Lier joined the Truscott Rossman team in February of 2022 as the chief of staff to the CEO, John Truscott. From scheduling to business development, Mikayla has always been a go-to individual.

Ellen Monti

Office Coordinator

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

Josh Pugh

Senior Director, Public Affairs

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.

Kylie Rydjord

Account Executive

Kylie transitioned from intern to full-time account executive at Truscott Rossman in January 2023 after earning a Bachelor of Applied Arts in integrative public relations with a minor in event management -- and after proving herself as a skilled, insightful and well-grounded member of our team.

Chris Tippett

Chief Operating 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

Senior Advisor

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.

Brenna Voelz

Business Manager

With a passion for organization, her role is to increase company productivity and performance by implementing business strategies, evaluating company…

John Whetstone

Director of Public Affairs

A gifted storyteller and advocate with more than 25 years experience working with Republican lawmakers in the Michigan House of Representatives, John created and implemented effective communications plans for some of the state’s most groundbreaking public policy initiatives. With keen insight, he delivers sound strategic counsel and messaging and effectively communicates with a variety of stakeholders to help clients reach goals.