Taylor McCarty Hoover

Vice President


  • Strategic Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Message Development
  • Content Development
  • Agriculture, Environment, and Energy Issues

Fun Facts

Drink of Choice: Gimlet
Beloved Sports Team(s): Penn State Football
Recommended Read: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Weekend Destination: Old Town Alexandria Farmers Market


Taylor McCarty Hoover brings nearly a decade of communications experience to Cogent Strategies, most recently serving as communications director for the House Committee on Agriculture, where she defined the chairman’s, committee’s, and Republican Conference’s messaging strategy on the farm economy, climate, conservation, the Farm Bill, and more. Prior to her time on Committee, Taylor served as the Communications Director for Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), where she directed a targeted messaging strategy to reach all corners of the Commonwealth’s geographically largest district. She has also written more than 150 speeches delivered on the House floor.

Before Capitol Hill, Taylor served as a communications strategist for DDC Public Affairs, servicing a number of Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and corporate political action committees.

Taylor is a rabid fan of all things Penn State, where she received her bachelor’s degree in international politics before pursuing her master’s degree in political management at The George Washington University.

She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Logan, and they enjoy a lot of time in Old Town, while their Treeing Walker Coonhound, Chewy, enjoys a lot of time on the couch. Taylor reads murder mysteries, pours the perfect pint of Guinness, and travels anywhere there’s a view of the water and good food.