Patrick W. Griffin

Founding Partner at Griffin York & Krause LLC

Patrick W. Griffin

Patrick W. Griffin

Founding Partner at Griffin York & Krause LLC

Biography

Patrick W. Griffin ’81 (Vice Chair)

Founding Partner & CEO, Merrimack Potomac + Charles
Boston, Massachusetts

Patrick is the founding partner and CEO of Merrimack Potomac + Charles. He was the founding partner, Chairman and CEO of GYK/Antler in Manchester, NH and Boston, MA. He has also served as Managing Partner of the Boston office of Purple Strategies, a national branding and public affairs firm with offices in Washington and Chicago. He remains of Counsel to Purple.

He and his firms' clients have included some of the best known consumer brands in the world including Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola, BP, McDonald’s, The Tri-State Lottery, Dunkin Donuts, and NASCAR to name a few.

In addition to his consumer brand and corporate affairs work, he has served as a media consultant and Republican campaign strategist.

His clients have included 4 presidential campaigns including Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, former Secretary of Education and current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He has also handled media consulting for U.S. Senators Judd Gregg and John E. Sununu, numerous members of Congress and the United States Senate and provided media consulting services for the Republican National Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees in Washington, DC.

Patrick appears regularly on regional and national television as a political analyst for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS News and NPR. He also serves as a political analyst and contributor for WCVB-TV (ABC/Boston); Fox 25 News, NECN and WGBH TV (PBS) also in Boston.

He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH and has been a frequent guest lecturer at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

He is the author of “Pay No Attention to That Man behind the Curtain,” and “Primary Columns: The 2012 GOP Presidential Campaign: In Essays, Op-Eds, Blog Posts, Musings and Rants.” He speaks around the country on politics, education, healthcare communications, government affairs and the media.

Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Stonehill in 1981 and was elected to the board in the spring of 2002. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The New England Council and the Board of Advisors of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm. A lifelong New Hampshire resident, he splits his time between Boston and the Granite State.

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Griffin York & Krause LLC

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Manchester, NH, United States

Number of Boards

4

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President at Stonehill College

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The New England Council, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at W.B. Mason Co., Inc.

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Director, Vascular Biology Program at The Children's Hospital Corp.

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Former Senator from Massachusetts

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Eastern Bankshares, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Avon Products, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Faculty Member at Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business

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Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student:faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,300 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

Career History
Founding Partner
1985 - Current

Griffin York & Krause LLC operates as an independent full service marketing agency. It specializes in social media, video production, traditional and digital advertising and web designing. The company was founded by Patrick Griffin and Travis York in 1975 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.

Senior Research Fellow-N.H. Institute of Politics
Current

Saint Anselm is a Catholic, Benedictine College providing all its students a distinctive liberal arts education that incorporates opportunities for professional and career preparation. It does so in a learning community that encourages the lifelong pursuit of the truth and fosters intellectual, moral and spiritual growth to sustain and enrich its graduates' personal lives, work, and engagement within local, national, and global communities.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1985 - Current

Griffin York & Krause LLC operates as an independent full service marketing agency. It specializes in social media, video production, traditional and digital advertising and web designing. The company was founded by Patrick Griffin and Travis York in 1975 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
2002 - Current

Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student:faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,300 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

Director
Current

The New England Council, Inc. operates as business association firm. It also offers counseling services to academic, health institutions, public and private organizations. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

THE DERRYFIELD SCHOOL INSPIRES BRIGHT, MOTIVATED YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE THEIR BEST AND PROVIDES THEM WITH THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES NEEDED TO BE VALUED, DYNAMIC, CONFIDENT, AND PURPOSEFUL MEMBERS OF ANY COMMUNITY.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senior Director-Government Law & Policy Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

$1,500
2011

Senior Director-Government Law & Policy Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP

$1,000
2010
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