WASHINGTON, DC (April 3, 2018) – Rational 360, a full-service strategic communications and digital agency, today announced the elevation of Brian Bartlett to the position of Partner. The promotion of Bartlett, an experienced Republican communicator and strategist, bolsters the bipartisan partnership team of the firm as its rapid growth continues.
 
“Rational 360 was founded on the principles of providing smart strategic counsel to leaders facing high-stakes challenges and executing with a relentless focus on outcomes, and there is no person who brings those principles to life better than Brian,” said Patrick Dorton, Managing Partner at Rational 360. “Brian’s deep experience across government, politics and business; his policy expertise in a wide range of issue areas; and his tenacity for trailblazing creative paths to success have made him a senior leader of our firm and a valued partner to our clients. I am proud to have Brian join the ranks of the partners at Rational 360.”
 
At Rational 360, Bartlett provides strategic communications counsel to leaders at some of the largest corporations, trade groups, non-profits and advocacy organizations in the country. He also creates and leads communications campaigns on their behalf which are designed to influence public policy decision-making and to shape opinions about issues of national concern.
 
“I am delighted and honored for the opportunity to take on this expanded leadership role as a partner with Rational 360,” said Bartlett. “As organizations across the country seek to navigate an ever-broader array of challenges and opportunities in Washington, there has never been a more important time to collaborate with strategic partners that have a strong grasp on the political and policy landscape. The accelerating growth of Rational 360 – in our size, in our capabilities, and in our work with a world-class group of clients – has made our firm an elite ally for any organization seeking public affairs and communications counsel, and I’m excited to continue leading campaigns for our clients as a partner.”
 
Bartlett is a public affairs and communications professional whose experience stretches across the highest levels of politics, government and business. He is a veteran of the George W. Bush White House and Labor Department, the U.S. Senate, and multiple top-tier political campaigns – including both of Mitt Romney’s campaigns for president, where he served as the War Room Director on the campaign communications team in the 2012 cycle and as a Senior Advance Representative in the 2008 cycle. A sought-after voice on all things politics, policy and Washington, Bartlett has been cited by or appeared as an on-air commentator with media organizations including Reuters, Fox Business, MSNBC, POLITICO, PBS, The Hill and more.
 
An Illinois native, Bartlett received his Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with Honors from Indiana University, and Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
 
About Rational 360
Rational 360 is a full-service bipartisan strategic communications and digital agency with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Charlotte. Known for a relentless focusing on results, providing strategic counsel, and directing creative and effective public affairs campaigns that change perceptions and advance client agendas, the firm’s campaign-style approach executes communications strategies with the same urgency, speed, and emphasis on outcomes as high-stakes political campaigns.