Political strategist joins the team

Political strategist joins the team

Former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director and veteran Capitol Hill strategist Tom Lopach is joining the Subject Matter team. With deep experience in policy development, political campaigns and communications strategy, Lopach will join a firm that is known for government relations, strategic communications, and creative content and advertising.

“In his new role Tom will be the embodiment of Subject Matter’s cross-disciplinary services,” said Subject Matter partner Steve Elmendorf. “Tom’s a strategist with deep relationships throughout the Senate that will serve our clients well. He has exactly the right skill set to put the full complement of services to work for our clients. Unified solutions that combine communications, public affairs and government relations are the future of what we call creative advocacy.”

“Subject Matter crafts integrated campaigns that shape the message environment by amplifying our clients’ stories in the most targeted, effective way, bringing their perspective to an audience of one, or one million,” said Subject Matter partner Jimmy Ryan. “While Tom will primarily work with our Government Relations team, he’ll play an important role with clients requiring communications services and public affairs strategies to promote substantive discussion of policy issues. Our entire team of writers, advertising creatives, media relations pros, interactive designers and even our data scientist can’t wait to begin working with him.”

Lopach brings to Subject Matter two decades of experience in government and politics. Prior to serving as executive director of the DSCC during the 2016 election cycle, Lopach served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Jon Tester from 2010 to 2014. In 2009, he was senior vice president of congressional affairs for the Export-Import Bank of the United States. During the 2008 election cycle, under the leadership of Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, Lopach was the DSCC’s national finance director.

Lopach worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy from 1999 to 2007, ending his tenure as national finance director for Kennedy’s 2006 re-election campaign and as executive director of Kennedy’s political action committee, the Committee for a Democratic Majority. Lopach started his career as a field representative for then Congressman Pat Williams in Helena, Montana, in 1996.

“I am looking forward to joining the team at Subject Matter,” said Lopach. “The professionals at Subject Matter enjoy incredible reputations in lobbying, communications, advertising and public affairs. I am honored to join the team!”