Chief Communications Strategist
Year Started At POGO: 2017
Tim Farnsworth is POGO’s Chief Communications Strategist where he oversees and guides our communications team while working with the organization’s leadership team to create and implement POGO’s strategic plan. With over eight years of communications experience, Tim is a leader in strategic communications work in the non-governmental organization arena. He has demonstrated success in developing and driving compelling messages from both organizational and sector-wide perspectives in order to achieve meaningful changes.
During his career, he built and established the first communications team at the Arms Control Associations; he deployed strategies that led to nuclear weapons related questions being asked at the December 2015 CNN Republican Primary debate; and he placed opinion pieces by leading experts and thought-leaders in national news outlets like USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN.
Prior to joining POGO, Tim was a Managing Director at ReThink Media where he advised organizations and coalitions on their communications strategies and media work, conducted quantitative message testing and analysis, and participated in the facilitation of focus groups. Tim has also shown proven success with incorporating digital media tools and strategies into an organization’s communications strategy and in larger issue campaigns. He received his B.A. in Political Science, with a Minor in Public Policy, from the State University of New York at Oswego.
POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian sent letters to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and US Attorney Jay Town calling on them to recuse themselves from any and all involvement in the ongoing investigation related to the public corruption case involving a Birmingham Superfund site.
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