The spokeswoman for the campaign that successfully defeated Missouri’s right-to-work legislation has joined Tightline Public Affairs. On the heels of that historic win, Erin Schrimpf joins the firm as a Principal.
Her first duties in this new role will include serving as Communications Director for New Approach Missouri, the campaign committee that has placed Amendment 2 on the November ballot and is advocating for its passage. Amendment 2 is one of three questions on the general election ballot seeking to allows state-licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients with debilitating illnesses.
“Erin is one of the most talented communicators I’ve worked with over the past decade and we’re thrilled to welcome her to Tightline,” said Tightline co-founder Jack Cardetti. “Every campaign and public affairs client we have will benefit from Erin’s masterful public relations skills and insights.”
As spokeswoman for We Are Missouri, Schrimpf directed the campaign’s statewide media strategy, including managing relationships with Missouri reporters and outlets, providing comments on the record for the campaign, executing press conferences,
securing endorsements from newspapers throughout the state, and managing the response to the national media interest in the referendum in the weeks and days leading up to election day.
Schrimpf was selected to be a Presidential Management Fellow — the federal government’s prestigious, two-year leadership development program — following her 2016 graduation from McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University with her Master’s of Public Policy.
As a PMF at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, she served in multiple roles, including as a Speechwriter for the agency’s highest officials and in an extended detail assignment in the Minority staff office of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the Ranking Member, Senator Jon Tester.
From 2011 to 2014, Schrimpf was the Special Assistant for Public Affairs for Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James in Kansas City, Missouri. In the Mayor’s office, she handled speechwriting and communications, aided in event planning from Cabinet Secretary visits to local classroom visits, and was instrumental in helping craft the communications strategy for the Mayor’s education initiative, Turn the Page KC.
Schrimpf holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, and is a proud Helias Crusader. Her father Kevin Mullally was the former Executive Director of the Missouri Gaming Commission and her mother Debbie Mullally is the Legislative Director to Sen. Jason Holsman. She now resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband Blake.