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Edward W. Cowling is manager of Washington, DC operations for GCJPR.  His background combines extensive legal, government, political and event coordination experience. He has held legal and management positions at the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Justice, has been a senior staff member of the Republican National Committee, and has been a campaign staff member in eight presidential campaigns.


​Ed’s event experience includes five years of show and exhibit production in the auto industry, coordinating events for six presidential inaugurals, and serving as a presidential advance representative for numerous foreign and domestic events. In 1992, Ed served as director of the San Antonio Summit, a major international summit hosted by the President of the United States and attended by the heads of state or government of seven foreign nations. 


While with Gordon C. James Public Relations, Ed has coordinated events for numerous corporate and government agency clients including M&M Mars, PetSmart, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the    U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the White House. And he has also been involved in numerous public relations and government relations projects.


Ed’s education includes a law degree and a masters degree in business administration. 

Ed can be reached at

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