A political and public affairs consultant specializing in strategic communications, Isaac Wright has spent roughly two decades as a communications operative and strategist in campaigns and public affairs. Isaac has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Sky News, One America News Network, and countless local television and radio stations as a political commentator. He is a contributor at the Huffington Post and has contributed other columns to specialty and regional news outlets across the country.
Previously, as a consultant to Correct The Record, Isaac served as an executive director and chief operating officer of the principal Presidential 2016 SuperPAC effort devoted to defending and electing Hillary Clinton. Wright and his work were profiled and featured in Gannett Newspapers and USA Today. Wright’s strategic analyses of the early 2016 Presidential election cycle environment were featured in USA Today, Politico, Time, MSNBC, National Journal, and CNN.
He has been a senior strategist in the election and re-election efforts of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. As Communications Director in the Office of Governor Mike Beebe, Isaac was the youngest communications director to any governor in the country at that time.
Isaac has been described by columnists as “closed captioning for the candidate” and “overseer of the message.” Specifically, his rapid response work was described in one news account as “stealing another candidate’s sunshine.”
Isaac began working in campaign activities as the youngest member of the national communications staff on the Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign. His experiences include numerous gubernatorial and federal campaigns. He served as an early primary state communications director for the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2007-08.
In 2015, The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) named Wright one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old currently working in the United States (AAPC, 40-Under-40). Campaigns & Elections Magazine named Wright a “Rising Star” of American politics in 2011. Arkansas Business Magazine named Wright, previously of Little Rock, to its “40 Under 40” list of the most influential people under the age of 40 in politics and business in the Natural State.
His insights on communications strategy and tactics were published as a case study in Campaigns & Elections Magazine. Wright has appeared on POTUS radio’s “Morning Briefing” about digital efforts in modern political campaigns. His contributions in public affairs and campaigns have been recognized with 11 Pollie Awards for digital and online efforts, the AAPC national awards for the most creative and effective campaign strategies and tactics.
He was honored as the University of Tennessee Public Relations Alumnus Of 2014 and is currently serving a three-year term on the University of Tennessee Board of Visitors for the College of Communications. He is a member of the Truman National Security Project and based in Washington, D.C.