Chris W. Cox is widely regarded as one of the most successful strategists in Washington, marrying legislative tactics to navigate Capitol Hill with cutting edge communications strategies to move public opinion. Today, he helps Fortune 500 companies and the C-suite leaders of emerging brands position their companies for success – and fend off legislative threats.
For 18 years, Cox was the legislative field general for the gun rights movement, an effort that saw a nearly 100 percent success rate in the halls of Congress and in most state legislatures.
Away from politics, Cox founded an effort to enlist leading cultural brands and talents in the country music industry to promote a wholesome American lifestyle that includes a legacy of responsible gun ownership.
Cox is a frequent analyst on national news programs and was a primetime speaker during the 2016 Republican National Convention. He has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications.
Cox got his start in Washington in the 1990s as a senior legislative aide to a veteran House Democrat, managing issues relating to the judicial system and criminal justice reform. He is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis. A Tennessee native, Cox resides in Virginia with his family.
Phil serves as the Vice-President of Capitol 6 Advisors. He advises a diverse group of clients, ranging from leading outdoor brands and restaurant groups to renewable energy startups.
Phil began his D.C. career in the political campaign office of then-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In what was considered to be one of the most tightly contested Senate campaigns in the country, Phil worked closely with the finance, political and external governmental offices in Senator Reid’s successful re-election effort. Following the campaign, he served as the Senior Director of Corporate Relations at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. For nearly a decade he managed the Foundation’s sponsorships, which included corporate, foundation and individual contributors both in and out of the outdoor space.
Phil is a graduate of Lynchburg College with a B.A. in American History and Communications. He lives with his family in Annapolis, MD.
David has served as Vice-President of Capitol 6 Advisors since October 2019. In that capacity, he has helped achieve numerous successes for the firm’s clients, providing strategic advice and direction for political, legislative, fundraising and corporate branding campaigns. David has a strong expertise in strategic communications, data research and crisis management, as well as a proven ability in designing, developing and executing successful corporate, political and grassroots campaigns.
From 2002 to September 2019, he was Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. At NRA-ILA, he was one of the organization’s principal political, policy and legal strategists, helping lead ILA’s election efforts in every cycle between 2002 and 2018. This included overseeing direct mail, grassroots, digital, television and radio advertising. David was responsible for all aspects of ILA’s political campaigns, including creative message development, advertising production and placement, grassroots targeting and ILA’s extensive direct mail outreach.
In 2001 and 2002, David was a consultant for the Federalist Group (now Crossroads Strategies), a bipartisan, multi-disciplinary federal relations advocacy firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in telecommunications issues. From 1994 to 2001, he worked in the U.S. Congress, serving as Legal Counsel to Reps. Jimmy Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas), as well as Chief of Staff to Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
David is a graduate of Biola University and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School. He is a member of the California and U.S. Supreme Court bars. A California native, David resides in Virginia with his family.