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“Chris Cox is not only a brilliant strategist, he is also a cool and steady leader who unravels complicated problems.”

Tommy Milner

Former CEO of Cabela's

CHRIS W. COX, WASHINGTON’S TOP PROBLEM SOLVER,

LAUNCHES CAPITOL 6 ADVISORS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chris W. Cox, one of the country’s most successful public affairs strategists and problem solvers today announced the formation of Capitol 6 Advisors, a full-service public affairs and public policy agency headquartered in Washington, D.C.

“Capitol 6 Advisors will provide long-range strategic public policy and public affairs consulting, crisis management and brand positioning services for companies and organizations with complex problems,” Cox said.

Since 2002, Cox has served as the lead political and policy strategist for the National Rifle Association as the Executive Director who headed up the group’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and served as Chairman of the NRA Political Victory Fund (PAC), conducting policy, legal and campaign initiatives at the state and federal level across the country. Cox also served as President of the NRA Freedom Action Foundation and Chairman of NRA Country.

Cox has been involved in over two decades of electoral and policy success at every level from the local, state and federal level to the international arena. Most recently and notably, he was chief strategist for the NRA during the winning 2016 election cycle in which NRA-backed candidates won the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“Chris Cox is not only a brilliant strategist, he is also a cool and steady leader who unravels complicated problems,” said Tommy Milner, former C.E.O. of national retailer Cabela’s Inc. “He understands how to get things done in Washington more than just about anyone I have ever seen.”

Under Cox’s leadership and vision, NRA-ILA was Donald Trump’s most important ally in the 2016 Presidential election. When nearly every other organization backed away from Donald Trump, Cox had the vision to see a pathway to victory even in the face of doubters.  

​Cox will now apply his quarter century of communications, electoral and legislative experience for corporate clients, associations, candidates, and non-profits, laying out a vision for Capitol 6 that goes far beyond the traditional D.C. government affairs framework.  “In military terminology ‘got your six’ is about the commitment to protect a comrade from harm that comes from outside their field of vision. Similarly, the mission of Capitol 6 is to protect our clients and solve their most complicated problems – from brand strategy to unanticipated reputational and economic harm and also active mitigation of that harm when it occurs,” said Cox.  

Cox noted that he intends to deploy for clients the most advanced and sophisticated tools he successfully developed and used in the past three decades – efforts that involved the most branding and multi-layered legislative problem solving in the country. 

“My entire career has been a policy making and electoral laboratory driven by the need to successfully solve complex problems,” Cox added. “At Capitol 6 we offer an integrated platform that applies for our clients the most successful digital, data and advocacy tools available.”

“It’s a new chapter in my career and an exciting opportunity to help a diverse array of clients benefit from my 29 years in the public policy and electoral arena,” concluded Cox.

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CHRIS W. COX CONTINUES TO BUILD OUT NEW FIRM,

ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT OF CAPITOL 6 ADVISORS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chris W. Cox, one of the country’s most successful public affairs strategists and problem solvers, today announced he’s expanding his new firm, Capitol 6 Advisors, by bringing in Phil Hoon to serve as Vice President. Launched in August and headquartered in Washington D.C., Capitol 6 Advisors is a full-service public affairs and public policy agency that provides long-range strategic consulting, crisis management and brand positioning services for companies and organizations with complex problems.

 

“Phil Hoon is one of the most dedicated and respected leaders I have encountered in Washington,” Cox said. “He will play an integral role in the growing team at Cap6 and I am thrilled to welcome him aboard.”

 

Hoon most recently served as the Senior Director of Corporate Relations at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) in Washington, D.C., one of the nation's strongest and most active outdoor advocacy organizations. For nearly a decade, Phil managed the Foundation’s relationship with corporate partners, helping it double in size during his tenure.

 

Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and team owner of Richard Childress Racing, said “In the racing business, it’s all about teamwork. That’s why I have no doubt Chris Cox will build Capitol 6 Advisors into a powerhouse, because Chris is the ultimate team builder. Phil Hoon will make a great addition in creating yet another undefeated team.”

 

“Phil Hoon has operated at the highest levels, dealing with elected national leaders and corporate executives,” Childress continued. “He operates with the highest integrity, and his skill and loyalty have made him effective at everything he does."

 

“After nearly a decade of helping grow and build an effective operation in Washington and across the country, I am thrilled to join Capitol 6 Advisors to help solve challenging issues for a diverse group of clients,” Hoon said.

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“Phil Hoon operates with the highest integrity, and his skill and loyalty have made him effective at everything he does.”

Richard Childress

NASCAR legend and team owner of Richard Childress Racing  

"To succeed in business, it takes an unwavering dedication to quality, both in product and in relationships. David Lehman has consistently demonstrated that dedication throughout his.

AUGUST A. BUSCH III

Former Chairman and CEO of Anheuser-Busch Companies

CHRIS W. COX ANNOUNCES DAVID LEHMAN WILL JOIN CAPITOL 6 ADVISORS AS VICE PRESIDENT

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chris W. Cox, one of the country’s most successful public affairs strategists and problem solvers, today announced that David Lehman will join Capitol 6 Advisors as Vice President. With this addition, Cox continues to grow his firm, having added Phil Hoon as Vice President last month. Launched in August and headquartered in Washington D.C., Capitol 6 Advisors is a full-service public affairs and public policy agency that provides long-range strategic consulting, crisis management and brand positioning services for companies and organizations with complex problems.

 

“David Lehman is one of the most savvy and strategically smart leaders I’ve ever worked with. We’ve spent nearly 18 years as colleagues and I couldn’t be more thrilled and honored that he’s joining us at Capitol 6 Advisors. David and I have been through tremendous battles together over the years and I am lucky to have him at my side again,” Cox said of Lehman.

 

Lehman most recently served as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA). For nearly two decades, Lehman was one of the NRA’s principal political, policy and legal strategists.
 

“To succeed in business, it takes an unwavering dedication to quality, both in product and in relationships. David Lehman has consistently demonstrated that dedication throughout his career,” said August A. Busch III, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Anheuser-Busch Companies.  “David’s integrity and expertise in executing winning campaigns, along with Chris Cox, will make Capitol 6 Advisors the preeminent consulting firm in Washington.”

 

“After 25 years of complex problem-solving in the political, legislative and legal arenas, I am excited to join Chris Cox and Phil Hoon at Capitol 6 Advisors to put those skills to work on behalf of our clients,” said Lehman. 

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