About NFS

ABOUT NEW FRONTIER STRATEGY

New Frontier Strategy was founded in January 2007. The firm specializes in political consulting, corporate communication, state-based advocacy and new media strategy. New Frontier Strategy is at the precise intersection of state politics and technology and reflects broad experience in campaign management and execution, as well as management and implementation of new and emerging technology. We have run corporate campaigns and political ones, and will bring you the benefits of insight from those experiences.

Corporate Philosophy

Our business mission is simple and clear: work with great people and great ideas and always add value. Practice bi-partisanship and use the power of ideas to drive solutions. Work only with those with high ethical standards who subscribe to the collective ideal of improving our government for the benefit of our states, and our country.


FIRM LEADERSHIP

 

Philip A. Musser, President

Phil Musser is President of New Frontier Strategy, a strategic communication and public relations consulting firm founded in January 2007. He currently represents a variety of corporate clients with a broad spectrum of interests in technology, energy, health care, the environment and real estate. Phil specializes in helping clients understand emerging political and governmental trends at the state and local level.

In 2007, Phil served as a senior advisor to the Presidential campaign of Mitt Romney (R-MA), the campaigns of Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) and Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and he currently advises a variety of state and local leaders nationwide. Additionally, he was recently appointed Finance Co-Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association by Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS).

In 2005, Phil was tapped to serve as the Executive Director of the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA) by Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA). As Executive Director, Phil reported directly to Romney and managed the day-to-day affairs of the official political entity of the nation’s 28 Republican Governors. He worked daily with governors, their top staff, and White House and senior party officials.

In 2006, he developed and implemented an aggressive finance and political plan, and re-established the RGA as the dominant 527 organization in American politics. Phil oversaw a historic financial effort that exceeded finance goals by over ten million dollars.

Phil also served as the chief spokesman for the RGA, and remains a regular commentator on campaigns, elections and the political process. He has been quoted extensively in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, The Politico and dozens of local publications. Phil appears frequently as a commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, ABC News Now, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and various local and national television news outlets.

Previously, Phil was Senior Vice President of Dutko Worldwide, a top public policy management firm. At Dutko, Phil helped launch the firm’s real estate practice, which specialized in re-positioning clients real estate assets for positive gains. During his time at Dutko, Phil grew this specialized practice to a top performer in the firm.

In 2004, Phil served as a senior advisor to Senator Mel Martinez's successful U.S. Senate campaign in Florida and as a deputy director of the G-8 Summit in Sea Island, GA, for the U.S. Department of State.

From 2001 through 2004, Phil served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At HUD, Phil managed the development of public policy, a thirty billion dollar budget and served as a key liaison to the White House. Additionally, Phil coordinated intergovernmental relations and worked with many governors, mayors and local officials on important community housing issues.

Phil has held a variety of political and private sector positions including service with Bush/Cheney 2000, the Republican National Committee, Dole for President and former New Hampshire Governor Steve Merrill.

A graduate of Kenyon College with high honors in History and Political Science, Phil resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Heather and daughters Abigail and Alexandra.


Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan is an Associate at New Frontier Strategy. Her portfolio includes account management and client support for a variety of political, corporate, and issue based projects. She manages complex assignments, performs research, and monitors political development in multiple states. Megan is also an Associate at NetPower Strategy.

Prior to joining New Frontier, Megan served in a number of political capacities. She was the Travel Director and Credentials Coordinator for caucus operations at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota and worked for Governor Mitt Romney from 2006-2008 at both the Massachusetts State House and on his Presidential campaign. On the campaign Megan was special assistant to the Romney family. In this capacity she managed their strategic long-term travel calendar, prepared their daily schedules, and provided staffing assistance.

A native of Massachusetts, Megan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University.