Rick Tyler is Co-Founder of Foundry Strategies, a political, strategic, and communications consulting firm specializing in helping their political and corporate clients reach their leadership potential by honing their communications skills. He is currently a Political Analyst for the MSNBC Cable News Network.
As the National Spokesman and Communications Director for Cruz for President, Rick was a senior member of Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 campaign team. Before joining the Cruz for President campaign, Rick was an executive with The Strategy Group Company, an award winning nationally recognized political advertising and media placement firm.
In the 2012 election cycle, Rick served as senior advisor and spokesman for Winning Our Future, a pro-Newt Gingrich for President Super PAC. As a member of the senior leadership team, Rick provided strategic advice on all aspects of the effort to help Newt Gingrich secure the Republican nomination for President. Prior to joining the PAC, Rick was a key member of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s team for more than a decade serving as Gingrich’s advisor and spokesman.
Rick has lead political education and training programs for federal, state and local candidates and political activists. As lead trainer for GOPAC and trainer for the Leadership Institute, Rick has trained hundreds of candidates, their staffs, and volunteers to lead successful campaigns for elected office in 26 different states.
There is nothing like it in American politics – not even close – nothing compares to being inside of a presidential campaign. And there has never been an election year like 2016. Fasten your seat belts, you are about to find out what it’s like to be on the inside of a successful top tier campaign in this no-holds-barred, break-all-the-rules, historic year. Taking you to the center of the action, he will bring you in on the key moments under fire where critical decisions must be made in real time. There is no market share in elections and the road to the White House is full of landmines, twists and turns. Whether yours is a decades old company trying to navigate the ever-changing landscape or an entrepreneurial startup, you will learn what every industry leader needs to know about how lessons from a presidential campaign can be applied to sharpen your competitive edge.
The 2016 race for the White House has been anything but predictable. Rick will pull back the curtain and take you behind the scenes. He shares his unique insights into the presidential campaign and will provide historical context. Has the 2016 race changed how people will run for president in the future? What are the possible future outcomes? Can Washington really change? Find out the answers to these questions and more and what it means to you.
Successful media know how imperative it is for organizations to be and stay competitive. From promoting products and ideas to crisis communications, Rick shares what he has learned as a communications professional for over two decades in dealing with the press. Furthermore, he shares his perspective on how and why the media continues to change; how the media has divided the country and what makes news and why. He will also tell you what it’s like to be a conservative commentator of MSNBC. His answer may surprise you.