Philippe Reines is a Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies LLC.
From 2009-2013, Mr. Reines served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications and Senior Communications Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who he has worked for since 2002. In that role, Mr. Reines traveled to more than 110 countries with Secretary Clinton as part of her senior team, responsible for crafting and executing the strategic media goals of the Secretary of State.
Prior to joining the State Department with the Secretary, he served from 2002-2009 as Senator Clinton’s Senior Advisor & Press Secretary. In 2007-2008, Mr. Reines simultaneously served on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as Communications Advisor for National Security & Foreign Policy, and served as Chelsea Clinton’s spokesman, traveling with her throughout the primaries, often with the candidate and Former President Bill Clinton.
In the Senate, he was the primary point of contact between Clinton’s office and the national press corps, and served as her spokesman and primary communications advisor on national security and foreign policy issues, largely focusing on Clinton’s work on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Previously, Mr. Reines served in the House of Representatives as Communications Director for Representative Jane Harman, where he successfully helped the Congresswoman raise her profile as a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism & Homeland Security.
Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Mr. Reines was a member of the 2000 Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign’s rapid response team. After Election Day, he served on the communications team of the Gore/Lieberman Recount Committee during the post-election litigation in Florida.
Mr. Reines remained involved in former Vice President Gore’s public activities after Gore left office in 2001, serving as his Teaching & Research Assistant for his “Covering National Affairs” course at the Columbia School of Journalism in the Spring of 2001. In 2004, Mr. Reines taught a course at New York University’s Marketing and Management Institute entitled, “Public Relations Strategies for Politicians.”
Mr. Reines is a recipient of the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award.
Prior to pursuing his long-standing passion for politics and public service, Mr. Reines worked in banking and finance for several New York City banks.
A New York City native, Mr. Reines earned his political science degree from Columbia University, spending two semesters in Beijing studying Mandarin Chinese.
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