Mark Squier is a Media Consultant and Strategic Advisor to Democratic candidates for federal and statewide office and Democratic Party committees. Before co-founding the firm in 1991, Squier was the lead producer for nearly ten years at one of Washington’s premier media firms, Squier/Eskew Communications. While at SEC, Squier produced ads for over 20 current and former U.S. Senators, governors and members of Congress, including Senators Tom Harkin, Joe Lieberman and Daniel Akaka; former Senators Paul Simon, Dale Bumpers, David Pryor and Bob Graham; and former Governors Ann Richards and Cecil Andrus.
As a partner at MSA, Squier has consulted on the winning campaigns of among others, Senator Ron Wyden and Governors John Kitzhaber and John Baldacci, Congressman Baron Hill, Congressman John Sarbanes and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. Squier and his partners worked as senior strategists for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and successful race for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Most recently, Squier was the co-Executive Producer of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver – an event which strove to engage more people in the political process than ever before, culminating in Barack Obama’s historic acceptance speech before nearly 80,000 people. In this position, Squier played a substantial role in shaping the message of the Convention – by serving as a liaison between the campaign and the DNCC, producing the majority of videos shown inside the Convention Hall and advising on an array of issues ranging from stage design to the selection of speakers.
In addition to his skills as a political strategist and creator of some of the industry’s most effective advertisements, Squier is a gifted filmmaker. He holds a Masters Degree from the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he produced the Emmy and Academy Award-winning (student category) film “The Blue Men.”