Effective Communication Strategies

About ECS

Paul Bricker

Paul Bricker is the owner and operator of Effective Communication Strategies, a federal consultancy firm with government affairs expertise. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., Paul provides a hands-on approach to organizations seeking representation on issues before federal lawmakers and regulators. He specializes in assisting clients develop and implement creative and nuanced strategies to solve challenges that face our nation. 

His experience in advocacy and healthcare offers non-profit and private sector client’s unique strategic insight to effectively advocate among Washington decision makers. 

Paul founded Effective Communication Strategies after retiring as a Colonel in the U.S. Army with more than 28 years of service, culminating in an assignment as the Chief of the U.S. Army’s Senate Liaison Division with the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. 

Paul was an Army Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Director of the U.S. Army’s Strategic Planning Division for the Chief of Army Public Affairs. He is a trained aviator with a distinguished record of performance leading soldiers on multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and supporting Gold Star and wounded warrior families. 

Paul has previously worked within The Livingston Group as a lobbyist and as the Chief Operating officer for the Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood Life Plan Community, a senior living community in Washington, DC.  At Knollwood, he managed an annual budget of $26 Million and 140 employees. He successfully lobbied U.S. Congress and the District of Columbia on critical healthcare issues facing veterans and seniors. Additionally, at Knollwood, his tireless leadership to protect the lives of staff and residents – the most vulnerable population – at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, led to coverage in US News and World Report, National Public Radio, and other media outlets. He has also been a featured guest speaker with Leading Age and other aging networks.

Paul has a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University, and a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from Golden Gate University. He received his undergraduate education in 1984 from Michigan State University. 

Mission & Vision

The difference between success and failure lies in the development and execution of the right strategy. That’s why our mission is to help you define the right battle plan for your situation and then do the tough work of executing it.

Such work requires a unique balance of long-term vision and a boots-on-the-ground intimacy with the complex details involved in bringing a plan to fruition. At ECS we have members with both qualities at your disposal. Our mission is to take your vision and bring it into reality.

We take a personal interest in your business. When you work with ECS, you not only retain an experienced partner, but also someone with your best interests at heart. 

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