Who We Are
(noun) the plural of forum; the marketplace or public square and a place of assembly for the people, meeting place, etc. for the discussion of questions of public interest; the forum of public opinion.
Since 2003 our bi-partisan team has been executing winning public affairs campaigns for clients with a good story to tell and a challenging environment in which to tell it. We craft and execute strategies that shift the conversation, change policy, and protect your brand equity and reputation.
Campbell is a leading public affairs strategist and trusted advisor to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and advocacy organizations. As a founding partner at FORA, she brings 20 years of experience helping clients successfully navigate today’s high-stakes intersection of business, reputation, policy and politics.
She is a veteran of national politics, having held senior positions on presidential campaigns, worked for the Democratic National Committee and in the Obama – Biden White House as Midwest Political Director. In that role she helped manage the President and Vice President’s political strategy in key states and built support for critical legislative fights including The Recovery Act, The Affordable Care Act, Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act. She also served on Vice President Biden’s Auto Task Force team where her role was to manage stakeholders in the Chrysler and General Motors restructuring. A native of Richmond, Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts degree from Yale University. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Max is a co-founder of FORA Partners. With more that 20 years of experience in government and corporate consulting, his work has included successfully positioning companies and trade associations on a range of policy and regulatory challenges in the energy, health-care, telecommunications, aerospace and defense categories.
Max has advised government agencies on public affairs, branding and media strategies, served as the Chief of Staff to the Congressional Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce, as a media and policy advisor to the Republican National Committee’s 2012 and 2016 national conventions and as a Senior Advisor to Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia. A native of Virginia Beach and a graduate of the University of Richmond, Max has also served in a variety of communications and field positions on dozens of local, state and federal candidate campaigns and ballot initiatives across the country.
Anders creates spot on branding + design for global brands, candidates and causes. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen, Anders has been a leader in the design field for the last 20 years with an expertise in corporate and visual identity. Since finishing his education, he has helped establish more than 250 different identities for companies, organizations and political candidates worldwide.
Anders’ approach is to bring Nordic design values to Fora’s communications, branding and public affairs campaigns. These values – visual simplicity and uniqueness paired with clear narrative branding – help our clients tell powerful stories in campaigns across print and social media, web design and client publishing.
Laurie specializes in campaign strategy, grassroots organizing and partnerships between campaigns, nonprofits, and business. A 25-year veteran of both campaigns and advocacy work, Laurie has served in senior positions on the national political scene and also in prominent advocacy organizations.
Laurie was the founder of Fieldworks, one of the nation’s premiere grassroots communications and field-strategy firms, working with candidates, state parties and ballot initiatives across multiple states. Laurie also served as the DNC’s first Voter Contact Director,
Specializing in micro-targeting and engagement of voters. In 2000, she served as the Delegate Director and National Coordinated Campaign Director for Vice President Al Gore and went on to senior roles with the presidential campaigns of Kerry, Clinton & Obama and as a consultant to the DCCC on its grassroots strategies. Laurie hails from Northern California and received her BA from University of California Berkley. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.
An advisor to two Presidents, Lance brings more than 25 years of senior level experience at the highest levels of federal and state government. His expertise includes a broad range of federal and state domestic policy issues including health care, transportation, education, labor, small business, homeland security, and veterans’ affairs. Lance recently departed the Trump Administration where he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. In this role, he advised President Trump on the development and implementation of regulatory and legislative strategies covering more than ten cabinet secretaries and agencies.
Prior to serving in the White House, Lance served as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health (HHS). As the HHS Chief of Staff, Mr. Leggitt had extensive management and policy oversight of all HHS agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food & Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Allie Ogilvie is an associate at FORA and a political communications specialist with experience in environmental, LGTBQ, and pro-democracy advocacy. She received her degree in journalism from the University of Utah. She got her start in politics running communications for a successful state-wide anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative in Utah in the 2018 election.