Patrick Dorton

CEO & Managing Director      

Patrick Dorton, CEO of Rational 360, is one of Washington’s foremost public affairs campaign and crisis managers, a White House veteran, and and spokesperson/media expert who has been quoted in thousands of news stories.

Patrick has managed high-profile media firestorms nationally and internationally for Fortune 500 companies and organizations in the pharma, food, energy, defense, technology, health care, and financial sectors. He is a go-to Washington communications chief for congressional investigations and corporate crises, and has been named a key Washington insider by the National Journal and Politico.

Patrick was Special Assistant to President Clinton and Communications Director for the White House National Economic Council. He served on the staffs of U.S. Senators Tom Harkin and Richard Shelby, and for former U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio.

Patrick attended Middlebury College ‘90, and has been active as an independent school board trustee, including as the Chair of the Board for the Frederick Gunn School in Washington, CT.

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