Tucker Middleton, a Vice President at Putnam Partners, is a communications strategist and producer with a decade of experience writing, directing and producing ads and overseeing paid and earned media campaigns for both political and corporate clients.
In 2018, Tucker led Putnam Partners’ post-production operation and oversaw the production of more than 400 ads for Putnam Partners’ diverse roster of clients, from candidates for governor and U.S. Congress to independent expenditure groups and ballot measures. In previous cycles at Putnam Partners, Tucker has served as strategist and account manager for some of the firm’s biggest clients and is especially proud to be on the team that helped elect Governor Roy Cooper in her home state of North Carolina in 2016 – the only Democratic pickup of a governorship in a tough year for Democrats.
Previously, Tucker served as the Deputy Director of the progressive advocacy organization Allied Progress, where she helped plan and execute media strategy for Trump Administration accountability and consumer protection advocacy campaigns, including a successful campaign to fight a $3.9 billion media merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media.
As an operative who can wear many hats, Tucker has served as a senior campaign staffer in some of the country’s most important swing states. Tucker managed the congressional campaign of Congresswoman Haley Stevens in Michigan, served as Communications Director for Clay Aiken’s 2014 congressional run in North Carolina, led recording-breaking youth voter turnout efforts for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in Ohio and served as a spokesperson and digital strategist for over 100 corporate, faith and organizational coalition partners in the campaign to fight a constitutional ban on marriage equality in the State of North Carolina.
Tucker’s previous experience also includes Equality NC, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the DC-based polling firm The Feldman Group.
Tucker was fortunate to be born and raised in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from East Carolina University with a B.A. in Political Science and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ECU’s Center for Survey Research.