We're a handsome bunch.

 
 

Brad Bauman

It's been said of Brad that he "epitomizes internal and external beauty, in addition to being one of the most talented communications directors on the Hill."

It's been said of Brad that he "epitomizes internal and external beauty, in addition to being one of the most talented communications directors on the Hill."

 

Brad is a partner at TPG where he directs all things communication and PR. He is the former executive director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus where he oversaw its legislative, communications and political operations. He has also been the communications director for various members of Congress and Congressional campaigns. What this means is that his beautiful face will often appear on TV and that his loud personality is perfectly suited for D.C.

Some of his accomplishments include organizing members of Congress to pressure President Obama to raise the minimum wage for millions of federal contractors and founding Progressive Action PAC, the first PAC associated with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Upcoming accomplishments include creating the world’s tastiest red sauce—he’s been working on it for 10 years—and perfecting a distinguished Tonkatsu Ramen broth. When these are official, he will update this profile.

He holds a B.A. in political science from Florida International University and an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University.  


Josh Cohen

Josh once had a drink with (next to) Edward Norton at at a flamenco bar in the south of Spain. It's been downhill ever since.  

Josh once had a drink with (next to) Edward Norton at at a flamenco bar in the south of Spain. It's been downhill ever since.  

 

Josh is a partner at TPG where he is head of digital strategy and integrated communications. He is a campaign veteran who has worked at SEIU, the Democratic National Committee, Obama for America, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He also spent time wandering the Capitol as legislative staff for Senator Dick Durbin. 

It appears that the kid who spent his childhood trying to climb up the laundry shoot finally made something of himself.

If Josh is out of the office, you may find him mixing drinks, cooking dinner, chasing his toddler down the street, or breaking things around the house and trying to fix them. His wife is a very understanding and patient person.

He received a B.A. in English and political science from Bradley University.


Tory Brown

Tory has lived in rural Kansas where she spent summer days working at a grain elevator probing wheat and doing DOS data entry. Yes, DOS. 

Tory has lived in rural Kansas where she spent summer days working at a grain elevator probing wheat and doing DOS data entry. Yes, DOS. 

Tory is partner at TPG and the political director of ProgressNow, a network of state-based advocacy organizations. She has the uncanny ability to see, and argue from, any perspective and is scarily good at messaging and wooing audiences to promote causes.

Since 2003, Tory has worked in an array of roles for progressive organizations such as Media Matters, the DNC and SEIU. Like the others at TPG, she’s hands-on about making a difference, having started with coordinating the first March for Women’s Lives. Clients she’s worked with include America’s Voice Online, Center for Effective Government, and the Federal Reserve Organizing Coalition.

Tory lives in D.C. where she is often compelled into local taco shops and, during baseball season, to Nationals Park, the Major League Baseball stadium in her neighborhood.

She holds a B.A. in government and international relations with a concentration on domestic policy and a minor in Women’s Studies from George Mason University.


Lia Weintraub

 
Lia was hired because her campaigns marry Beyonce's elegance with Chuck Norris' execution. 

Lia was hired because her campaigns marry Beyonce's elegance with Chuck Norris' execution. 

Lia Weintraub is an associate at TPG and devises winning campaigns for an array of clients. She believes in every client’s mission and helps them achieve outcomes using her expertise in message development, press relations and earned media. Her vision is admirable: create a world governed by equity and collective prosperity. She is on her way, having worked to expose the misdeeds of predatory lenders and aiding in efforts to get Hillary Clinton elected as president.

Prior to joining TPG Lia worked at Powell Tate where she ran social impact and public affairs campaigns for clients and produced thought leadership for the firm. Her weapon of choice was, and is, the written word. She also worked at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy where she oversaw membership of over 500 social justice organizations. 

In her free time, you might find her hiking Old Rag and color coding her inbox.

She graduated with a B.A. in Spanish and international relations from Tufts University.