John Truscott is one of Michigan’s most recognized experts in public relations.
Whether developing a message, assembling a strategy, generating publicity or building relationships, nobody does it better.
John has consistently been recognized for his expertise, knowledge and, more importantly, for his ability to get the job done.
He started his own public relations firm after serving as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Michigan Gov. John Engler, eventually becoming the longest serving press secretary for any governor. In 2011, he merged his firm with the Rossman Group, creating Michigan’s largest and most respected bi-partisan public relations firm.
John has led communication strategy for multiple campaigns for statewide office and took part in the Bush/Cheney transition office. He also served as spokesman for the Bush/Cheney campaign in Michigan and was a member of the Bush/Cheney recount team in Florida. He has served as a speaker and panelist for many media and government related conferences. He also chaired the Emergency Public Information Committee by appointment of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
He is a proud Michigan State University alumnus, earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a major in Political Science.
Active in volunteer and philanthropic activities, John is also a community leader. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Michigan Capitol Commission and serves by appointment of the Governor on the Michigan Community Service Commission. He chairs the Development Committee of the Sparrow Hospital Foundation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Grand Rapids Economic Club, the Michigan State University International Alumni Association, and as Governing Board Chair of Ele’s Place for grieving children.
To promote democracy, John volunteered as a trainer on communications and media issues with members of Parliament in Ukraine.