For more than 30 years, Kathie Summers-Grice has been advising clients that include elected officials, Fortune 500 companies and non-profits on how to build and sustain powerful and effective grassroots public affairs strategies. She is also well known in New England as a longtime political operative responsible for more than 20 campaigns and regularly listed among one of the most influential in Republican politics.
She has developed and implemented more than 200 national, regional, and state advocacy campaigns on issues ranging from health care, land conservation, clean energy, and business. She was the managing partner of the 2016 AARP national advocacy campaign that was a finalist for two national awards for the year's best Public Affairs campaign and has been asked to speak at numerous state and federal conferences on advocacy and public affairs. Her clients have included AARP, Verizon, Charter Communications, Delta Airlines, The Pew Charitable Trust, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
She is also noted as being the architect of two of the biggest upset victories in the last fifteen years in Republican politics in New England as chief strategist for Lincoln Chafee’s stunning come from behind primary win in 2006 and Republicans sweep of the Maine Senate in 2010. She has been named one of the most influential people in Republican politics in Maine and was on Campaign and Elections list of their top 500 influencers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Summers served 4 years in the Administration of George W. Bush as the Regional Director for the US Department of Labor in Boston.
Kathie Summers-Grice was born and raised in Upton Massachusetts, attended Providence College where she graduated with both a bachelor's and master's degree, and currently resides in Cumberland Maine with her husband Roy Grice.
Fun Fact: Kathie is a huge NASCAR and Red Sox fan and when she is not working you can most often find her on the slopes skiing.