Who We Are

Elevare Communications offers a team of experts with experience in a wide range of public affairs, communications and media services. We specialize in managing complex issues and projects for clients seeking opportunities or facing obstacles in a variety of public affairs venues, including federal and state government.

Erik W. Taylor | Managing Partner

Erik Taylor specializes in public affairs, advising clients on communications strategy, media relations, community relations, coalition development and grassroots mobilization. He also provides government relations and issues management services.

Over the past decade, Erik has managed substantial legislative initiatives and issue advocacy campaigns. In addition, he has been active in state and federal political campaigns.

Prior to his work with Elevare Communications, Erik managed public affairs and government relations for Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, one of New Hampshire’s premier lobbying firms.  He also worked as a communications specialist with a public relations firm in Washington, DC and as a journalist for two New Hampshire newspapers.

Taylor@Elevare.com | 603.224.5844

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Richard Killion | Managing Partner

Rich Killion specializes in directing political, public affairs, issue advocacy and fundraising campaigns that are focused, aggressive and disciplined.  Rich has a two-decade track record of providing successful, strategic advice to high profile campaigns, individuals and organizations that operate in very challenging and dynamic environments.

Rich is Senior Advisor to Jeb Bush’s New Hampshire campaign and has served as a consultant and senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Senate President Chuck Morse and a number of New Hampshire campaigns.

Before co-founding Elevare Communications in 2004, Rich was the Director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH.

Rich Killion has been recognized by The Union Leader in its “40 Under 40” series of emerging leaders, has been past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and was named by Campaigns & Elections as one of the top 10 Republican Influencers and by National Journal as one of the top 10 political operatives in the state.

Rich earned a B.A. in Economics from Stonehill College and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.

Killion@Elevare.com | 603.545.3714

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Andrew E. Biemer | Communications Specialist 

Drew Biemer is a former statewide and congressional campaign manager and legislative liaison with over a decade of political experience. Areas of expertise include corporate communications, crisis communications and government relations.

Immediately prior to joining Elevare Communications, Drew managed the targeted, open-seat gubernatorial campaign for John Robitaille (R-RI).

Biemer@Elevare.com | 603.545.3717

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