Mo Elleithee is a nationally-recognized communications strategist who has been involved in some of the most high-profile Democratic campaigns of the past fifteen years.
During the 2008 presidential election, Mo was senior spokesman and traveling press secretary for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, where he served as lead spokesman on the campaign plane, interfacing between the candidate and her traveling press corps. He also played key roles in the two previous presidential cycles, as New Hampshire communications director for Wes Clark (2004) and Bill Bradley (2000).
Mo has also been a key communications strategist for local and statewide candidates across the country including Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), former Virginia Govs. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Mayor Vincent Gray (D-D.C.), and numerous other campaigns in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia. He's advised a number of Democratic Party committees, helping the Democratic Party of Virginia take back the State Senate in 2007, managing the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee's 2006 independent expenditure campaign in Virginia against then-Sen. George Allen, and assisting the DSCC's efforts in the 2010 Connecticut Senate race on behalf of Richard Blumenthal.
Mo is a founding partner of two different consulting firms: Hilltop Public Solutions, a D.C.-based public affairs and political consulting firm; and Three Point Media, a D.C.-based media firm that produces political ads for Democratic candidates and progressive interest groups.
Mo serves on the faculty of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, where he is teaching a graduate-level course on campaign management and strategy during the Spring 2011 semester. He received his undergraduate degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and his Master of Arts from The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and FOX News, and can often be found at Georgetown basketball games cheering on his beloved Hoyas. Mo lives in Washington with his wife Tali and their daughter Sadie.