RELEASE – Ivory Tusk Consulting Expands Operations

Firm announces staff additions in preparation for 2020 election cycle

(COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA)  As candidates around the Palmetto State prepare for the upcoming 2020 election campaign, an up and coming political consulting firm is expanding its outreach. And its approach to managing political races and providing support services is quickly distinguishing it from its competitors.

Columbia-based Ivory Tusk Consulting is poised to play an aggressive role in the campaign cycle that is getting underway, says founder and president R.J. May III. “We are committed conservatives who are dedicated to helping elect men and woman who will stay true to conservative principles in office. Our motto is, ‘We’re ready to serve you, when you’re ready to serve We, the People’. Our recent staff additions clearly demonstrate that commitment.”

Veteran political and government communicator Mark Powell has been named Vice President of Communications and Message Development. He brings extensive experience in news (including 16 years as a network broadcast journalist) and government communications, both congressional and at the state level in Columbia. He is also a published author and a contributing columnist for The Washington Examiner. In his new position, Powell will provide strategic assistance to Ivory Tusk Consulting’s candidates.

Geoff Slawson adds an international perspective to the firm’s efforts. A native of England, as Senior Project Manager he coordinates and manages production of support materials necessary for successful campaigns. He worked extensively in the international civil nuclear power industry in the U.S., U.K., continental Europe and Japan. Slawson’s experience includes multimillion dollar contract management,operations management, commercial project management and relationship management, making him ideally suited to his role at Ivory Tusk Consulting.

Additionally, the firm can call upon an extensive network of veteran campaign operatives around the state as needed.

“Collectively, Ivory Tusk Consulting has decades of experience working for, and on behalf of, candidates at the state and federal levels,” May said. “Now we’re ready to put that experience to work for even more candidates in 2020.”

Besides providing campaign consulting and political strategy development, Ivory Tusk Consulting also handles direct mail and franking services; web design, digital advertising, social media and graphic design; crisis communications; polling, message development and message testing; media relations, media training, and debate prep; promotional material deign and printing; and robocalls, text messages, ID calls, and persuasion calls.

More information about the firm is available at

“This promises to be Ivory Tusk Consulting’s busiest, most exciting, and most successful year yet,” May concluded.