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Who We Are
FORA
/fohr-uh/
(noun): the plural of forum; the marketplace or public square and a place of assembly for the people, meeting place, etc. for the discussion of questions of public interest; the forum of public opinion.
Since 2003 our bi-partisan team has been executing winning public affairs campaigns for clients with a good story to tell and a challenging political environment in which to tell it. We craft and execute strategies that shift the conversation, change policy, and protect your brand equity and reputation. 
Campbell Spencer
Founding Partner
Campbell is a leading public affairs strategist and trusted advisor to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and advocacy organizations. As a founding partner at FORA, she brings 20 years of experience helping clients successfully navigate today’s high-stakes intersection of business, reputation, policy and politics. She is a veteran of national politics, having held senior positions on presidential campaigns, worked for the Democratic National Committee and in the White House as Midwest Political Director under President Obama. In that role she helped manage the President and Vice President’s political strategy in key states and built support for critical legislative fights including The Recovery Act, The Affordable Care Act, Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act. She also served with the President’s Auto Task Force to manage stakeholders in the Chrysler and General Motors restructuring. A native of Richmond, Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts degree from Yale University. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Max Hamel
Founding Partner
Max is a co-founder of FORA Partners. With more that 20 years of experience in government and corporate consulting, his work has included successfully positioning companies and trade associations on a range of policy and regulatory challenges in the energy, health-care, telecommunications, aerospace and defense categories. Max has advised government agencies on public affairs, branding and media strategies, served as the Chief of Staff to the Congressional Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce, as a media and policy advisor to the Republican National Committee’s 2012 and 2016 national conventions and as a Senior Advisor to Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia.  A native of Virginia Beach and a graduate of the University of Richmond, Max has also served in a variety of communications and field positions on dozens of local, state and federal candidate campaigns and ballot initiatives across the country.
Anders Christiansen
Partner
Anders creates spot on branding + design for global brands, candidates and causes. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen, Anders has been a leader in the design field for the last 20 years with an expertise in corporate and visual identity. Since finishing his education, he has helped establish more than 250 different identities for companies, organizations and political candidates worldwide. Anders' approach is to bring Nordic design values to Fora’s communications, branding and public affairs campaigns. These values - visual simplicity and uniqueness paired with clear narrative branding - help our clients tell powerful stories in campaigns across print and social media, web design and client publishing.
Lance Leggitt
Strategic Advisor
An advisor to two Presidents, Lance brings more than 25 years of senior level experience at the highest levels of federal and state government. His expertise includes a broad range of federal and state domestic policy issues including health care, transportation, education, labor, small business, homeland security, and veterans' affairs. Lance recently departed the Trump Administration where he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. In this role, he advised President Trump on the development and implementation of regulatory and legislative strategies covering more than ten cabinet secretaries and agencies. Prior to serving in the White House, Lance served as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health (HHS). As the HHS Chief of Staff, Mr. Leggitt had extensive management and policy oversight of all HHS agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Food & Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Robert Dillon
Communications Director
Robert Dillon is a communications and public policy advisor based in Washington, D.C. He was the Republican Communications Director of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee under Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska from 2008 to 2016, and a senior advisor to Murkowski’s historic 2010 write-in campaign for Senate and Communications Director of the 2016 campaign.

Before joining the Senate, Dillon provided analysis of federal energy and environmental legislation and regulation for The Energy Intelligence Group. Dillon’s journalism work includes reporting on political, economic, and social transitions in the U.S. Arctic, China, Russia, and across Central and Eastern Europe. He started his career at as a photojournalist and reporter at The Anchorage Times in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Since leaving Congress, Dillon has focused on energy and security issues, and electoral politics. He is the Communications Director at FORA where he assists CEOs, politicians, and philanthropic foundations with a range of challenges, including public relations, legislative strategy, issue-based coalition building, and state-based ballot campaigns.

He is an advisor to ConservAmerica, a nonprofit that works to build consensus around pragmatic, market-based solutions to today’s environmental challenges, including supporting the work of the bicameral congressional Roosevelt Conservation Caucus. Dillon is also an Associate Fellow at the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy where he focuses on energy security and energy market design.

Dillon is a graduate of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with a B.A. in journalism and Alaska Native studies. He spent six years living in remote parts of Alaska writing for community newspapers and public radio about socioeconomic issues affecting indigenous and rural communities. During his time in the Arctic, he also trained a very uncompetitive sled dog team. 

Dillon and his family now divide their time between Washington, D.C., and the Czech Republic.