For Immediate Release
January 8, 2014
Contact: Richard Cullen
Ricky Diaz Joins FP1 Strategies
Republican Advertising Firm Bolsters Team Going Into 2014 Cycle
Washington, D.C. – FP1 Strategies, LLC today announced that Ricky Diaz will be joining the firm as vice president at the beginning of February 2014. Diaz brings valuable communications, media and political experience to FP1 Strategies having worked with high-profile Republican leaders on statewide campaigns and in government. During the 2012 election cycle, Ricky Diaz served as press secretary for Pat McCrory’s successful campaign for North Carolina governor. After McCrory’s historic victory as the first Republican elected governor of North Carolina since 1988, Ricky Diaz served in the highest levels of state government, including as deputy communications director in the Office of the Governor and communications director of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Ricky Diaz previously served as director of media affairs for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and deputy director of communications for U.S. Senator Richard Burr’s 2010 re-election campaign. Ricky Diaz also served as e-campaign director for Chris Christie’s first campaign for New Jersey governor. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
“FP1 has assembled a strong team of some of the most talented and accomplished operatives in politics, and I am excited to join such a distinguished firm,” said Ricky Diaz. “I look forward to working with the team to help develop winning ad campaigns for FP1’s clients.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ricky to our firm,” said FP1 Strategies Partner Jon Downs. “Ricky has a unique background in strategic communications, media relations, digital media, video production and branding that will help our firm deliver the best television, radio and online advertising campaigns for our clients.”
“Ricky has an impressive background and a track record of success,” said FP1 Strategies Partner Terry Nelson. “His hands-on experience developing messages for statewide campaigns and government will help our clients effectively drive the debate and win the tough fights.”