RunSwitch Public Relations, Kentucky’s largest full service public relations and public affairs firm, has promoted Les Fugate to Executive Vice President. Fugate is an accomplished former political aide, non-profit executive, and communications and public relations practitioner and has directed several successful legislative campaigns and public affairs initiatives that have had major impacts on the Commonwealth.
“Les is one of Kentucky’s most accomplished communicators,” said Scott Jennings, partner and co-founder of RunSwitch. “His experience in both public relations and public affairs makes him an invaluable asset to our team. He serves our clients brilliantly, day in and day out.”
Fugate worked in Frankfort for seven years as the chief political aide to former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Fugate has also served as Executive Vice President of Congressman Hal Roger’s Center for Rural Development and as the Director of Alumni and Annual Giving for Kentucky’s prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program. Before joining RunSwitch, he owned his own strategic affairs firm, where he led public relations and government relations campaigns including the management of a statewide association.
RunSwitch PR was recognized as the largest PR firm in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Louisville’s Business First and is one of the fastest-growing full-service PR firms in the nation, providing a range of services to an impressive list of local, national, and international clients.
The firm was founded in 2012 by a group of seasoned communications and political professionals with more than 100 years of combined experience in issue advocacy, media relations, and political consulting. The firm provides a range of services including public affairs, public relations, and political consulting services to clients based in Kentucky and beyond. The firm represents eleven Fortune 500 companies and such notable clients as Amazon, Pfizer, Phillip Morris International, and Anheuser-Busch.
For more information about RunSwitch PR and its team of professionals, visit www.runswitchpr.com or follow the firm on Twitter and Facebook. Les Fugate is on Twitter at @LesFugate.