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Alyssa  Farah

Alyssa Farah

Communication Strategies & Founding Partner of &Partners

Biography

Alyssa Farah is a communications strategist and Founding Partner of &Partners, a boutique corporate consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Farah is the only person to have served as the top spokesperson for the President, Vice President and Secretary of Defense. Read More >

From March 2020-December 2020, Farah served as White House Communications Director and Assistant to the President. She was appointed to the role during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to oversee the messaging strategy around Operation Warp Speed, the private-public partnership to get a vaccine to market in record time.

Prior to that, Farah served as the Press Secretary for the Department of Defense and Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. She was the youngest person in history to serve as the top spokesperson for the Pentagon. During her tenure, she was the primary traveling spokesperson for the Secretary of Defense and accompanied him on key foreign travel including a historic visit to Afghanistan to announce peace talks between the Afghan Government and the Taliban. She also managed crisis communications, including communicating vital information to the public and global community during attacks on U.S. military bases and a U.S. Embassy. She also advised General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on communications matters and preparation for testimony on Capitol Hill.

Previously, Farah served as Press Secretary for Vice President Mike Pence from 2017-2019, accompanying him on numerous international trips including the Munich Security Conference and ASEAN Summit, where she served as part of the official U.S. Diplomatic Delegations. She was his primary on the record spokesperson and liaison to the national media.

Prior to her time with the Vice President, Farah was a senior communications aide on Capitol Hill, advising members of Congress on key legislative battles between 2013-2017. Farah is of Lebanese and Syrian descent and is passionate about advancing women in political leadership. Farah is the recipient of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s award for Distinguished Public Service.

Farah was the first and most senior former White House official to denounce the January 6th attack on the Capitol, leading to a wave of Cabinet-level resignations and denunciations. She’s emerged as a leading voice on the future of the Republican Party and restoring bipartisanship. Farah is also co-founder of the Bipartisan Cause for a Cure, a fundraising initiative through the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

National High School Leadership Conference | Young America’s Foundation

Covid Vaccine Hesitancy | The Hill

Bridging the Divide

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Bridging the Divide

Alyssa Farah has served in some of the highest roles in the United States government and is the only person to have served as the top spokesperson for the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense in one administration. She brings years of experience navigating high levels of government as well as how it intersects with the private sector. She offers a unique perspective on how companies and individuals can navigate political polarization in this divisive moment in our country. She has emerged as a leading voice for bipartisanship and encouraging unity within the country.