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 | 603.496.6961

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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 has served as a Senior Advisor to Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Mitt Romney, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Senate President Chuck Morse and a number of New Hampshire campaigns and initiatives.

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

Rich Killion is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.

Rich has been recognized by The New Hampshire Union Leader in its “40 Under 40” series of emerging leaders, named by Campaigns & Elections as one of the state’s top 10 Republican Influencers and has been noted by National Journal as one of the top 10 political operatives in New Hampshire.

Killion@Elevare.com | 603.344.1454

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Andrew E. Biemer | Public Affairs Specialist 

Drew Biemer is a public affairs professional with 15 years of experience in congressional and gubernatorial campaign management, corporate communications and government relations.

Biemer@Elevare.com | 603.568.9658

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