TJ Tatum

Principal
Washington, DC

TJ Tatum

Principal
Washington, DC

Quick Facts

  • Extensive experience providing strategic communications counsel on public affairs, crisis and issue management, proactive corporate reputation initiatives and stakeholder engagement programs for corporations, trade associations, business coalitions and high-profile individuals across a range of industries
  • Former deputy director of communications for Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

TJ's Bio

TJ joined the firm in September 2021 from Sard Verbinnen & Co. (SVC) where he had been since 2018.  At Cornerstone, he supports our public affairs team in the Washington, D.C. office and brings nearly 15 years of experience in communications, public affairs, government and politics.

Prior to Cornerstone, at SVC, TJ provided clients with strategic counsel on stakeholder engagement, trade and regulatory issues, government investigations, crisis management and long-term corporate positioning programs. Before that, TJ served as an associate director at Finsbury, a global strategic communications consultancy, in its New York office where he advised clients on all aspects of financial communications in connection with bankruptcies, high-profile mergers and acquisitions and other special situations.

Before his time in the private sector, he served in House Republican leadership as deputy director of communications for then-Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), where he developed and executed messaging and communications strategy for the Whip and the broader House Republican leadership team. During his time on the Hill, TJ also served as communications director of the Republican Study Committee and in policy and communications roles for members of the Florida and Texas congressional delegations, including Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Rep. Quico Canseco (R-TX). TJ also has deep political experience having worked on numerous congressional, gubernatorial and state house campaigns.

A native Floridian, TJ earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Services

Education

BA, Boston College