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Precision Hires Outgoing Pelosi Communications Director Henry Connelly

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Precision Welcomes Henry Connelly

As Senior Vice President, Connelly will help clients navigate the political, policy and media landscape to achieve their goals

Precision announced today that Henry Connelly, most recently Communications Director for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a twelve-year veteran congressional staffer, is joining the agency as a Senior Vice President in the communications practice.

Connelly comes to Precision after nine years as a trusted senior aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi throughout the high-profile and high-stakes political fights of the last decade. At Precision, Connelly will bring battle-hardened strategic communications experience and political acumen forged at the side of the most powerful and effective Speaker in generations.  With his intimate understanding of the dynamics of Congress, national press, and outside stakeholders, Connelly will help clients navigate the increasingly volatile political, policy, and media landscape to achieve their goals.

“Henry has been at the center of some of the hardest fights and the brightest spotlights in recent memory,” said Precision partners Stephanie Cutter, Teddy Goff, and Mike Spahn. “Henry’s extensive experience in the most demanding circumstances and political arenas will provide unique insights for a wide range of clients as they confront challenges both inside the beltway and far outside Washington.”

“After nine extraordinary years with Speaker Pelosi, I’m excited to be joining Precision and the smartest, toughest, most creative operation in the business,” said Connelly. “I look forward to working with this outstanding team to craft high-impact campaigns rooted in an experienced and clear-eyed grasp of the increasingly dynamic political and media landscape in D.C. and beyond.”

As Speaker Pelosi’s Communications Director, Connelly played a leading role in crafting the messaging that held Democrats together in delivering historic legislative achievements with razor-thin Congressional majorities and powered House Democrats’ expectation shattering overperformance in the midterm election. In recent years, Connelly also led the communications operation for the second impeachment trial of President Trump for the January 6th attack on the Capitol, spearheaded House Democrats’ strategic response to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, and orchestrated messaging strategy for landmark legislative campaigns and battles including Democrats’ signature prescription drug price negotiation law, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and the Trump tax bill.

Before becoming a senior spokesman for the Speaker, Connelly served as Pelosi’s Director of Speechwriting. Over the course of his time in her office, Connelly drafted major ceremonial speeches and live-broadcast, primetime addresses including the announcement of the original impeachment investigation and the Democratic response to President Trump’s Oval Office speech during the 2019 government shutdown standoff.

Prior to his time with Speaker Pelosi, Connelly served with then-Congresswoman Janice Hahn of Los Angeles in a hybrid communications and legislative role — covering a broad range of policy issues and House committee business.

Connelly was born in New York, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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