Kimberley Fritts | Founder and CEO

  • Indianola, MS
  • BA, The George Washington University
  • Political Strategy, Campaign and Coalition Management, Strategic Counsel

Kimberley Fritts, Founder and CEO, oversees the day-to-day affairs of Cogent Strategies – a bipartisan government relations and strategic communications firm that pairs political insights and long-time connections with unrivaled creativity and nimble approaches. She is as hands on with client projects as she is with firm operations, ensuring that clients receive the high-level, personal attention they deserve and that they are ideally positioned for success. 

Named to The Hill's "Hired Guns" list of top Washington lobbyists in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Kimberley is known for her intuitive approaches and has a sixth sense for policy, politics and personalities. She knows what it takes to stay ahead of the trend lines in Washington and has assembled one of the most dynamic and diverse teams in town. For Kimberley, success is about the right blend of people, creativity and talent integration. It’s a winning combination that has served her well from the campaign trail to corporate America, and has been recognized by Washington Business Journal, which named her to their Women Who Mean Business list. 

A veteran political operative with more than two decades of experience successfully shaping political and public policy narratives, Kimberley has long been a fixture in Republican politics. Her campaign experience includes having served in senior positions for former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) and Senator Connie Mack (R-FL). She is also the former Southern Political Director for the Republican National Committee and the firm’s point person on politics in the Southeastern US. A true southerner at heart, with those to-die-for cooking skills to boot, Kimberley hails from Mississippi and maintains close ties to her home-state delegation. Whether she is heading up federal government relations campaigns, building and managing coalitions or developing local political strategies, she brings her formidable experience and Washington savvy to bear on behalf of clients.

Kimberley attended The George Washington University, where she received her bachelor's degree, and she has been a Washingtonian ever since. She has served as a gubernatorial appointee of the Board of Trustees for Florida House and as a Board member for St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School and Prevent Cancer Foundation. She currently serves on the board of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy, a groundbreaking program at the University of Mississippi that provides scholarships and counsel for students destined to be leaders.