Mr. Black is Chairman of Prime Policy Group, and was the founder of the firm’s predecessor, BKSH & Associates Worldwide. Mr. Black is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading public affairs professionals.
He is best known as one of America’s foremost Republican political strategists. He served as senior advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and was a principal public spokesman for President Bush in the 1992 presidential campaign. During 1990, Mr. Black served as chief spokesman for the Republican National Committee. He served on President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns as a volunteer political advisor and surrogate spokesman. Most recently he served as the senior political advisor to Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
An attorney with more than 30 years of experience in government, public affairs and politics, Mr. Black has managed the successful elections of more than ten members of the U.S. Senate and more than a dozen members of Congress. He served as political director of the Republican National Committee under Chairman Bill Brock.
Mr. Black acts as a principal legislative and public affairs advisor to several Fortune 500 companies and trade associations, while leading Prime Policy Group client teams in various public policy disciplines. He frequently appears as a guest on national network and cable television news shows to represent the Republican viewpoint.
Currently, Mr. Black serves on the boards of directors of the Fund for American Studies and the U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation.
A native of North Carolina, Mr. Black is a member of the North Carolina Bar. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from The American University.more » « less