Ralph Posner brings more than two decades of political and policy experience in Washington. Ralph has worked across a number of industry sectors to advance his clients’ public affairs objectives.
Prior to joining Blue Engine + JDA, Ralph served as Executive Vice President at Direct Impact, a national grassroots agency and a wholly owned subsidiary of Burson-Marsteller. While there, he led numerous grasstops, grassroots and public affairs campaigns for a wide array of clients, including multinational corporations, industry associations, foreign governments and non-profit organizations.
Previously, Ralph served as Senior Vice President and Partner at FleishmanHillard, leading the agency’s public affairs group in Washington. During his eleven years with the firm, he applied his background in media relations, crisis communications, grassroots engagement and partnership development to advance his clients’ interests.
Ralph also spent six years working on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to both Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and Representative John LaFalce (D-NY), advising on numerous policy issues.
Ralph is a native of New Jersey and graduated from the University of Rochester with degrees in Political Science and Economics. He currently lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife, two kids and two dogs. In his spare time, he has served as a freelancer for the Associated Press since 2007 covering the Washington Nationals.