The ROSS Communications team includes former journalists, government affairs managers, legislative directors and political strategists. We can help you ensure your issues are heard inside the halls of government at the local, state and federal levels.

Our staff of strategists and counselors has worked for Texas governors, a U.S. senator, a U.S. ambassador, Texas Railroad Commission members, and other state and local officials.

We invite you to meet our team.

Rossanna Salazar

ROSS’ Managing Partner, Rossanna Salazar has more than three decades of practical and successful experience in the field of communications. Prior to founding ROSS, Ms. Salazar served in 1993 as Press Secretary to the successful U.S. Senate campaign of Kay Bailey Hutchison. Before joining Mrs. Hutchison’s campaign…

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Wayne Fleenor

D. Wayne Fleenor has more than three decades of extensive and varied public and private sector experience in government relations, public policy and corporate management. He has held a variety of public sector management positions with city governments as well as corporate management positions…

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Mona Palmer Taylor

An experienced writer, strategist, spokesperson and respected political operative, Mona Taylor has managed local and statewide campaigns in Texas – overseeing communications, fundraising, research, issue development and grassroots development…

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Lisa Glass

Lisa Glass serves as a Senior Associate with ROSS Communications, where she is responsible for issue management, message development, media relations and coalition building for clients. Before joining ROSS, Ms. Glass served from 1999 to 2010 as Public Relations Manager for Hoover’s, Inc., a Dun & Bradstreet subsidiary…

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Robert Wood

Robert Wood, ROSS Communications Senior Associate, has almost four decades of experience in media and communications. Before joining ROSS, Mr. Wood served six years as Communications Director at the Texas Association of Business. Before that, he covered politics and the Legislature for the Texas State Network and CBS Radio from 1994 to 2011 and traveled extensively during the George W. Bush for President campaign in 1999-2000…

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Jennifer Waisath Harris

Jennifer Waisath Harris brings more than two decades of extensive strategic communications, grassroots and coalition management and media relations experience to her clients at JWH Communications.  She also serves as a consulting partner with ROSS Communications on select client projects. Prior to forming JWH Communications in 2010…

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Valerie Bollman

Valerie Bollman is a Senior Media and Communications Specialist for ROSS Communications. Ms. Bollman joined ROSS in 2006 after spending seven years in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, she held positions that advanced the communications efforts of organizations with legislative issues before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch…

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Marla Mathews

A ROSS Consulting Partner, Marla Mathews brings a wealth of experience to the clients she serves. For nearly two decades, Marla has assisted a variety of clients in issue management, message development, media relations and coalition building. Grasstops and grassroots development, particularly in the health care arena, remains a specialty…

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