Richard advises sovereign governments and international companies on US policy issues and communications strategy. For more than 12 years, he has provided strategic counsel to the Government of the United Arab Emirates, helping to create and manage a comprehensive US public diplomacy program. Richard also counsels foreign companies in managing the political and regulatory risk associated with large acquisitions of US assets.
Before joining The Harbour Group, Richard was chairman of Burson-Marsteller’s global public affairs practice. Previously, he held senior positions in the Clinton Administration and 1992 Clinton Presidential Campaign. He also served as a congressional press secretary and worked as an associate producer for CBS News.