"Gordon Hensley is a rare combination: He’s a superb strategic thinker, messaging expert, and writer; and he’s also an exceptionally hard worker. He is the consummate professional and he adds real value to every team he’s on.”
Doug Goodyear CEO and Founding Partner, DCI Group
“It’s simple. We wouldn’t have won our toughest Senate race without Gordon’s expertise, skill and leadership.”
U.S. Senator Bob Corker R-TN
"In today’s political and public affairs world, the focus on building the biggest pile of campaign cash and the latest social media tactic comes at the expense of real strategy and messaging… Gordon Hensley stands out as a true master of strategy and messaging with a purpose… I have and always will look to him as a key messaging team leader in any future battles."
Ed Goeas President/CEO, Tarrance Group
He absorbs research, and quickly figures out how to go on the offensive by engaging opponents with data, facts and an unusually aggressive news management approach
Managing Partner Austin, TX-based lobbying and law firm
As a longtime Democratic Party activist and fundraiser who works with Gordon on communications projects, he always adheres to the bipartisan tone and messaging I require for my domestic and international clients. He's one of the most astute, reliable professionals I've worked with in Washington.
David L. Mercer President, Mercer Associates; Fmr Democratic National Committee (DNC) Deputy National Finance Director
“Gordon is a rare writing talent. His abilities are especially rare in politics and public affairs because he sees the world differently -- outside the box of convention -- and brings that inspiration to bear in prose that is not only memorable but also elegant and clear. It has been my pleasure to work closely with him.”
Mari Maseng Will President, Maseng Communications
“Gordon Hensley is a pro’s pro – smart, fast and great judgment. His political and public policy writing is second to none and can be counted on to deliver as promised”
Kieran Mahoney CEO and Founding Partner, Mercury Public Affairs
At Edelman I hired Gordon on behalf of a national health care client to handle writing, congressional testimony, op-ed and strategic communications projects for the CEO and other senior executives. His work is excellent and always on time. His deep political campaign background gives him a decided edge over others who simply don’t have the experience, skill level and “get it done now” mentality big PR firms live by. I still seek him out for advice and counsel on various projects.
Rhonda Keenum Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Public Liaison (George W. Bush); Senior VP Edelman Public Relations
Hensley did a great job collaborating on Governor Walker's well-received presidential announcement speech, and working with the campaign on our health, labor and foreign policy proposal rollouts. His eye for policy detail, language nuance and ability to meet tight deadlines is outstanding.
Rick Wiley 2016 RNC National Field Director, Fmr Campaign Director Scott Walker for President
“We use Hensley for complex content projects. His writing chops, attention to detail, low maintenance style, and ability to lead in a team environment is impressive.”
Managing Director Major NYC-Based Public Relations Firm
"Gordon Hensley is a special and rare commodity. He understands that substance is what sells in the media and he knows how to make that content sing. Avalere’s work with Gordon is fun and incredibly productive – his knowledge of the rhythms of the media, combined with our depth of content, produces great results."
Dan Mendelson President, Avalere Health
What makes Gordon Hensley incredibly valuable is his strength absorbing and assimilating a large volume of policy and political information, and out of that developing effective, persuasive advocacy content.
Ray Sierpina Senior VP/Public Policy and Government Affairs, Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND)
“Gordon is gifted in the art of crafting nuanced, effective policy, advocacy and political narrative. After all the meetings and conference calls, he's the go-to guy for synthesizing these discussions into first-rate content. The fact we incur no HR costs for his talent is an obvious added benefit.”
Partner National Corporate Writer’s Group/PR Firm
“Gordon has an excellent ear and works well developing and conveying policy messaging. Whether working to advance a policy agenda or playing defense, he has a unique ability to ‘thread the needle.’ His understanding of policy and ability to translate into common language is peerless.”
Clif Porter Senior VP Govt. Affairs, American Health Care Association
“I’ve worked with Gordon for over a decade at the state and federal levels, and can say unequivocally he is the best press strategist and writer I have worked with. His attention to policy detail and ability to manage other research, polling and media vendors adds significantly to his overall value.”
Alan Rosenbloom Pres/CEO Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition; Fmr President Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care and Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA)
"Gordon did a great job on a key writing project for New York City's international marketing efforts; the fact he wrote it practically from scratch using several piles of assorted documents was remarkable."
Kym Spell Fmr Head of Communications @NYCgo and @Partnership 4NYC; Fmr Dep Comms Director, Al Gore for President