Kimberley Fritts, is the founder and CEO of Cogent, a certified woman-owned, bi-partisan government relations and strategic communications firm in Washington, D.C.
A veteran Republican political operative, Kimberley has served as a senior strategist and advisor to Florida’s Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Connie Mack and as the Southeastern Political Director for the Republican National Committee. With more than two decades of successfully shaping political campaigns and public policy narratives, she has consistently been named to The Hill’s “Hired Guns” list of top Washington lobbyists.
Kimberley channels her sixth sense for policy, politics and personalities to develop creative solutions for political engagement that stay ahead of the trend lines in Washington. For Kimberley, success is always about the right blend of people, creativity, and talent integration. Always applying a “hands on,” “no-stone-unturned” approach to executing client projects, she runs Cogent Strategies the same way, ensuring that Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, global corporations, non-profits and trade associations alike receive the high-level, personal attention and insightful strategic guidance that will position them for success. Her business acumen has earned her a place on the Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” list.
Kimberley, a native Mississippian, earned her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. She has served as a gubernatorial appointee of the Board of Trustees for Florida House, and as a board member for St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. She currently serves on the board of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, a groundbreaking program at the University of Mississippi that provides scholarships and counsel for students destined to be leaders.