Founders and facilitators


Bess is a communications strategist, reputation counselor, and sought-after partner of blue-chip corporations, national organizations, associations, and nonprofits who rely on her to distill complex technical practices, processes, and innovation into compelling communications content that connect the dots to policy priorities, business value, and consumer preference. She is the Managing Director of the Winston Agency, a boutique corporate communications agency in Washington D.C.  



Maurice is a senior government affairs and campaign consultant with a broad base of political and business experience. He is a veteran national campaign operative, having run several political, advocacy and public relations campaigns. He has held senior roles on the Hill as Congressional Chief of Staff and at the White House as National Political Director for the Vice President. He has served as corporate advisor and informal counselor to many businesses and start ups.