Management Team

Paul Cummins has represented some of the world’s largest corporations in public affairs campaigns for nearly 20 years, handling major announcements and product launches in the United States, South America, and Asia Pacific. Prior to co-founding North Bridge Communications, Cummins worked on Sen. Bob Dole’s presidential campaign and for leading communications companies in New York and Washington, DC.

Phillip Hayes leads North Bridge Communications’ renowned food and farm practice and has represented almost every aspect of production agriculture during his more than 15-year career. Hayes has worked on Capitol Hill, serving on the staff of a Senate committee and a House appropriator, and has also held positions in DC-based communications firms and a prominent trade association.



Having worked with some of America’s best-known brands and within the halls of Congress, we have a rich history in both private and public sectors. And as a DC-based firm uniquely positioned at the crossroads of business and politics, we stand ready to conquer tomorrow’s business challenges.

Food and Farm

North Bridge Communications has arguably more experience harnessing the political power of agriculture than any company in the country. That’s because our firm was built on its rural roots, and for the past decade the food and farm community has remained the bulk of our business.


The world’s appetite for energy is seemingly insatiable, and everyone from politicians to the media wants to talk about the industry that fuels the global economy. Not surprisingly, competition is fierce. North Bridge Communications cuts through the clutter and gets its clients’ voices heard.


In the age of globalization, companies need a clear, concise, and consistent message that can resonate from D.C. to Hamburg and Hong Kong, and among policymakers, stakeholders, and the media. We have the political savvy and in-country experience required in today’s globalized world.

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Curious How We Got Our Name?

Effective communications can move people to incredible action.

That belief fueled our firm’s founding nearly a decade ago, and it’s why we adopted the North Bridge name.

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