Bridge Public Affairs Wednesday announced that Tim Gehring has joined the firm as a vice president. In this role, Mr. Gehring will leverage his experience and relationships in the foreign policy, human rights in corporate supply chains, non-profit, and advocacy spaces to further build out the firm’s international affairs practice. Bridge currently serves a number of large multi-national corporations.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tim on a number of initiatives over the years and see firsthand his impressive intellect, ability to tackle difficult problems, and the great care he has for the people with whom he works,” said Todd Womack, president and CEO of Bridge Public Affairs. “I can’t imagine a better fit for our team and couldn’t be more excited to have him joining us as we continue to build out our international affairs practice.”
Mr. Gehring joins Bridge from the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State, where he served as a senior congressional affairs advisor in both the Trump and Biden administrations. Previously, Mr. Gehring worked for eight years in a number of capacities at International Justice Mission, ultimately serving as the organization’s director of global policy and partnerships.
“I’m delighted to join the team at Bridge and help strengthen a portfolio focusing on international affairs,” said Mr. Gehring. “Since its creation, I’ve followed and admired the firm’s work, especially their ability to leverage their expertise to solve problems for their clients. I’m joining an impressive team of professionals and am looking forward to lending my experience alongside of them in this new area of work.”
A native of Lexington, Ky., Mr. Gehring earned a master's degree in international affairs and economics at the University of Kentucky after completing his undergraduate career at Asbury University. He and his wife, Brianna, and their two children recently relocated from D.C. to Nashville.
Bridge Public Affairs was named a 2020 top-performing lobbying firm by Bloomberg Government after being recognized as the #5 most successful new firm in the nation in 2019.
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