Meet Gail

Meet Gail Gitcho

President and CEO of the Gail Gitcho Group

Gail Gitcho, President and CEO of the Gail Gitcho Group, is a veteran political strategist with more than 17 years of experience in American politics.

With offices in both South Texas and Northern Virginia, Gail and her team work for political candidates, campaigns, corporations, advocacy groups and private sector clients. Gail specializes in managing large organizations, both partisan and nonpartisan, providing campaign and communication strategy, debate preparation, managing crisis communications solutions, issue advocacy efforts, and ballot measures. Gail also provides her clients with general campaign consulting, earned media, paid media digital media strategy and more.

Presidential Campaigns: Gail was the Communications Director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. She also worked on Mr. Romney’s 2007 presidential primary campaign, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and subsequently served as Senior Adviser for Bobby Jindal’s 2015 bid. 

National Politics: Gail is a Senior Adviser to the National Republican Redistricting Trust, a group that is poised to fight the Democrats attempt to use the Courts to re-draw political maps. 

In 2009, Gail served as Press Secretary at the Republican National Committee during President Obama’s first year in office where she ran the Obamacare opposition operation. 

Republican Governors: In 2014, Gail was the Communications Director for the Republican Governors Association during a winning cycle when Republican governors expanded their nationwide majority from 29 to 31. During her time at the RGA, she ran a rebranding campaign for the Association. The brand campaign included nearly all of the Republican Governors in the country and was seen nationally through earned and paid media.

In 2018, Gail was a Senior Adviser to U.S. Rep. Diane Black during her primary campaign for Tennessee Governor.

Statewide Ballot Initiatives and Issue Advocacy: Gail has worked on ballot initiatives in 12 states with 100% success. She also manages issue advocacy campaigns for organizations working to educate and influence the public.

Gail is the Senior Adviser for Communications for Marsy’s Law for All, an organization that seeks to amend state constitutions through the legislative or ballot initiative process in order to provide crime victims with an equal level of constitutional protections to the accused and convicted.

Independent Expenditures: Gail has extensive IE experience, working for the election or defeat of a particular candidate or issue. In 2018, Gail ran the independent expenditure effort for Mary Mayhew in Maine.

U.S. House & Senate: Gail is a Senior Adviser to Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). She advised his campaign on communications strategy and tactics during his successful bid in 2018 to unseat longtime Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Gail also advised Beth Lindstrom in 2018, who sought the nomination to unseat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts.

In 2010, Gail ran the communications shop for Scott Brown during the historic election to take over Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat. After the shocking upset, she was then tapped to run communications for Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate office.

Gail worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for the late U.S. Congressman Clay Shaw (FL-22) from 2004 to 2007.

International Politics

Gail is honored to serve as Co-Chair of the IRI Women’s Democracy Network. Gail also works in international politics having done political training missions for the International Republican Institute in both Croatia and Macedonia. She was an election monitor for Timor-Leste’s 2017 parliamentary elections. She was tapped to be the commencement speaker for a graduation of Jordanian women from IRI/USAID’s political leadership program, Empower.

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