Ex-global comms director for White House opens firm

WASHINGTON: Tucker Eskew, President Bush's former leading man on global communications, went into business for himself last week, opening the Eskew Strategy Group (ESG). Eskew declined to name current clients.

WASHINGTON: Tucker Eskew, President Bush's former leading man on global communications, went into business for himself last week, opening the Eskew Strategy Group (ESG). Eskew declined to name current clients.

The 42-year-old South Carolina native left the White House on December 7 after three years at the forefront of international communications. He worked in London for several months after 9/11, coordinating messages with US allies. Upon his return he launched the White House Office of Global Communications (OGC).

ESG will build on that experience, as well as his considerable ties to the Bush Administration.

Before 9/11, Eskew was head of the White House Office of Media Affairs. His firm opens with five full-time employees, including Eskew's wife, herself a veteran strategist for the Republican Party.

The White House has yet to name a new head of the OGC.

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