Shop Talk: Jesmer Joins Washington Public Affairs Firm

Jesmer has served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the past two election cycles. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Jesmer is leaving the NRSC to join FP1 Strategies, a Washington-based public affairs firm.

For the past two cycles, Jesmer has been in that post under its outgoing chairman, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas. It was widely expected that he would not sign up for another cycle at the committee. The new NRSC chairman, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, has been actively searching for executive director candidates.

At FP1, Jesmer willl hold the title of partner. The firm's other partners are Danny Diaz, Jon Downs and Terry Nelson.

Jesmer is originally from St. Paul, Minn. He has previously worked on the House side on the Hill; on the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; at the Republican National Committee and at the National Republican Congressional Committee.