Alexandria, VA — Today, Convergence announced a slate of new hires, including Tyler Q. Houlton as Vice President of Public Affairs, as the firm continues to expand and ramps up for the 2022 election cycle.

“Convergence is thrilled to expand our team with very talented people like Tyler,” said Partner Rob Simms. “Tyler is an experienced communicator with nearly two decades of public affairs and issue advocacy experience navigating the most difficult media environments and shaping and defending public policy at every level of government. Tyler is a great addition to our growing team.”

“With Republicans in a strong position to take back both the House and Senate in 2022, it is vital to capitalize on the Democrats’ policy failures and our candidates’ successes through creative fundraising campaigns and eye-opening ads,” said Partner Mike Shields. “The new additions to the Convergence team will increase our mobilized efforts to cut through the noise and tell our clients’ personal stories to win tough races.”

Previously, Houlton served in multiple senior level roles at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and Press Secretary. He also served as a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Global Public Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was a spokesman and policy advisor at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Convergence is also excited to announce the additions of Will Flores as a Client Strategy Director, Austin Fiala as a Client Strategy Manager, Matt Heitmann as a Junior Graphic Designer and Wesley Meadowcroft as a Client Strategy Analyst.

Convergence is also proud to announce the promotions of the following individuals who have brought a strategic approach and innovative outlook to every project:

⇒ Vice President of Operations – Hunter Mullis

⇒ Client Strategy Director – Cassie Hammond

⇒ Director of Production Operations – Jamie Vosseller

⇒ Producer – Tanner Williams

⇒ Communications Strategist – Madeline Mills

⇒ Client Strategy Manager – AnnaKatherine Deiana

⇒ Digital Marketing Manager – Madi Puzey