West Wing Writers Welcomes New Staff, Congratulates Alumni Named to Obama Team
June 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. — West Wing Writers, one of the world’s leading writing and strategic communications firms, welcomed two new hires today.
Michael Flynn, who previously served as the Deputy Director of Speechwriting for Vice President Joe Biden, joins West Wing Writers’ Washington D.C. office.
Prior to serving Vice President Biden, Flynn worked as a press aide and speechwriter for then-Senator John Kerry, and worked for the political strategist and consultant Bob Shrum. Flynn graduated first in his class at New York University.
Brian Agler joins West Wing Writers’ growing office in New York.
Agler previously worked as a strategist at the media agency OMD, and is a graduate of Tufts University.
“We’re incredibly excited about Mike and Brian joining us,” said Jeff Nussbaum, one of the firm’s partners, who ran the speechwriting boiler room at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “When we saw the beautiful and compelling speeches Mike wrote for a wide range of speakers at the Convention, we knew he’d make a great addition to the team. Similarly, when we learned that Brian Agler had managed to achieve high honors on a collegiate thesis about late-night comedy, while spending his spare time competing in (and winning) pun competitions, we asked: how could we not hire him?”
The firm’s continued growth comes as two of its former writers join President Obama’s White House speechwriting team.
Megan Rooney and David Litt are the latest members of the West Wing Writers team to serve as presidential speechwriters. Rooney most recently served as a speechwriter and policy adviser for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Litt returns to the White House after serving as a speechwriter to President Obama during the 2012 campaign.
They join former West Wing Writer Dylan Loewe in the White House. Loewe currently serves as Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Biden.
West Wing Writers alumni have gone on to serve as speechwriters at the White House, the Departments of State, Commerce, Health and Human Services, the US Agency for International Development, the Smithsonian Institution, Teach for America, and for several United States Senators.
“When we founded this firm our goal was to provide great insight and writing for our clients while also creating a training ground for the next generation of progressive writers,” said founding partner Paul Orzulak. “We couldn’t be prouder of David and Megan and all of our alumni,” added founding partner Jeff Shesol.