Terry Holt, a founding partner at HDMK, has led public affairs campaigns at the international, national and local levels, including two winning presidential campaigns. He has worked across the public policy spectrum; including energy, health care, telecommunications, financial services and real estate.
Holt brings a wealth of insight into the intersection of public affairs and politics and specializes in translating complex policy objectives into the compelling themes and messages needed to win. Because of his broad experience and vision, he has provided long-term communications and media strategy for several chief executives at leading trade associations and corporations.
Holt has thirty years of experience in politics and public service, including his time as a senior communications strategist and spokesman for the 2000 and 2004 Bush/Cheney presidential campaigns. He has worked in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In the House, he was Communications Director for former Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Richard Armey, and Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich. In the Senate, he worked as Deputy Press Secretary on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Richard Lugar from Indiana. Holt is also a veteran of the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Terry frequently appears on top-rated news and opinion programs, including The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino (FOX), Out Front with Erin Burnett (CNN), NPR, and the BBC, among others. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Cook, and son, Dylan.