December 7, 2018


Veteran Capitol Hill Communications Adviser Joins Leading Public Affairs Firm

WASHINGTON, DC – Definers Public Affairs, a strategic communications firm based in Washington, DC, today announced that Antonia Ferrier is joining the firm as Partner.

Most recently, Ferrier served as Staff Director to the Senate Republican Communications Center – the prime communications operation for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the GOP Senate Majority. Named by The Washington Post as “one of the top Republican message gurus on Capitol Hill,” Ferrier has played a role in some of the most important policy debates and achievements of the last two decades, including tax reform, health care, trade, addressing the financial crisis, and judicial confirmations.

“There’s one simple reason I’m proudly joining the Definers team – they are the best and the brightest in the business,” said Antonia Ferrier. “The knowledge and experience they bring to bear for their clients is second to none. And I know that together we can take that breadth of expertise to another level.”

“Antonia is among the most respected and admired communications professionals in Washington, and we are very proud to have her join us as a partner,” said Matt Rhoades, founder and CEO of Definers Public Affairs. “With her years of experience as a senior communications adviser at the highest levels of government, Antonia will be a tremendous asset and counselor to our clients as they navigate communications challenges in Washington and beyond.”

Prior to joining Leader McConnell, Ferrier served as senior advisor and communications director to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT); worked for then-Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) focusing on messaging and response to the newly-elected Obama Administration and its agenda; served as Communications Director for then-House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO); led the communications team for then Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME); and began her Congressional service for then Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) first at the National Republican Senatorial Committee and then in the Office of the Majority Leader.

A Massachusetts native, Antonia attended the American University in Washington, DC.