The original Grit, Vince overseas all of Grit Creative’s goings-on, including working directly with clients, guiding overall creative direction and managing vendor relations. Vince has beefed up his professional consulting skills for over 15 years, specializing in representing political candidates and public affairs organizations at the local, state and federal levels.
Born and raised in Virginia, Vince was pulled to The Bluegrass State to attend the University of Kentucky. He majored in Agriculture Economics and Political Science. Something about Kentucky must’ve clicked, because Vince enjoyed several jobs in leadership within the Republican Party of Kentucky, State-wide campaigns and Government before launching his own consulting firm in Frankfort: First Vote Strategies.
First Vote assisted candidates and public affairs organizations in Kentucky, Alabama and New Mexico. The list included the Republican Party of Kentucky, Congressman Hal Rogers, Congressman Brett Guthrie, KY Governor Ernie Fletcher and the KY Senate Republican Caucus. The firm specialized in voter contact, direct mail, grassroots/tops campaign implementation and general consulting for candidates and public affairs organizations in Kentucky.
Vince’s political experience, brand development methods and ability to translate client objectives into meaningful campaigns are keys to Grit Creative’s accomplishments. Our people range from groups focused on state-wide public initiatives and senators to numerous judicial and local candidates. Vince’s success stems from a highly entrepreneurial mindset, backed by a tried-and-true process for making his clients come out on top.
Vince enjoys being gritty and spending time with his wife and two daughters.