Rolling Thunder taps Bradley pro

KIRKLAND, WA: What’s harder: keeping agency personnel on board or rallying the campaign troops when your candidate is fighting a losing battle in the polls? Hugh Drummond Jr. is about to find out.

KIRKLAND, WA: What’s harder: keeping agency personnel on board or rallying the campaign troops when your candidate is fighting a losing battle in the polls? Hugh Drummond Jr. is about to find out.

KIRKLAND, WA: What’s harder: keeping agency personnel on board or

rallying the campaign troops when your candidate is fighting a losing

battle in the polls? Hugh Drummond Jr. is about to find out.



The 32-year-old pro, who spent the past year as national director of

scheduling and advance for Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Bradley,

has reentered the agency fray as director of operations for Rolling

Thunder, a dollars 1.8 million, 30-strong hi-tech shop.



’In addition to directing a team of over 30 people through the entire

presidential primary campaign, Hugh demonstrated the ability to lead

even when it was obvious the candidate would not prevail,’ said Ken

Harper, chairman of Rolling Thunder.



Though the director of operations title is new, Drummond effectively

replaces CEO Bob Morse, who left Rolling Thunder in February. He will

spend half his time running the firm’s day-to-day operations and half on

client work.



Drummond’s career has shifted between politics and PR since he graduated

from college, after which he immediately went to work for Bradley on

Capitol Hill. In 1994, he moved to Silicon Valley and spent the next

several years in hi-tech PR, most recently serving as PR manager for

Navigation Technologies.



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