CPF Former Visiting Fellow Patrick Griffin Headshot
Center for the Political Future

Fall 2019 Visiting Fellow

Patrick Griffin is the Founding Partner and CEO of Merrimack Potomac + Charles (MP+C), one of New England’s leading integrated public affairs and strategic communications firms, with offices in Boston, MA and Concord, NH.

During his over 35 years working in strategic communications Mr. Griffin’s clients have been some of the largest consumer brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, and McDonald’s. Prior to launching MP+C, Mr. Griffin was the Founding Partner and CEO of Griffin York & Krause, now GYK/Antler, a full-service advertising, brand building, and digital marketing firm. Mr. Griffin has also served as the Managing Partner of Purple Strategies’ New England office.

Beyond his national consumer brand work, Patrick has worked as a Republican media consultant to four U.S. presidential campaigns including President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Governor Mitt Romney. During the 2016 election cycle he served as a Senior Advisor to New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu’s successful gubernatorial campaign and as a consultant to Governor Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise USA PAC. Additionally, Mr. Griffin has been involved with numerous U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns and retained as a media consultant by both the National Republican Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees.

Patrick appears regularly on regional and national television as a political analyst for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS News and NPR. Additionally, he lectures across the country on politics, brands, and the media and has served as a regular lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.