Eric Soufer leads national interdisciplinary campaigns on behalf of Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures clients, including Bird.
Prior to joining Tusk, Eric worked at the highest levels of New York politics for nearly a decade.
Eric served as Director of Communications and Senior Counsel for Policy to the New York State Attorney General, where he advised the Attorney General on the office’s highest profile matters, and helped transform the office from its traditional role as a consumer and financial watchdog into a national leader of the country’s legal resistance. While at the AG’s office, Eric also created and executed successful public affairs campaigns for the office’s public battles including investigations and/or litigation of ExxonMobil, Volkswagen, Trump University/Trump Foundation, AIG (Hank Greenberg), and some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
Eric previously served as the chief spokesman and senior advisor to New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie during his historic campaign to become Assembly Speaker. The successful campaign made Assemblyman Heastie the first ever African-American to be elected to that post, where he still serves. Earlier in his career, Eric served as Director of Communications and Counsel to Deputy Senate Minority Leader Jeff Klein (D), where he launched the state senate’s first ever bipartisan majority coalition and helped usher through comprehensive gun control legislation, a historic increase to the state’s minimum wage, and universal pre-K for all New York children.
In between political stints, Eric served as a senior vice president at boutique crisis management and public relations firm in New York City. Eric received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his law degree from American University. He is based out of our New York office, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their young son.
First thing I read in the morning:
Dealbook, Axios, Politico, and Brian Stelter newsletters. Tabloids are dessert.
What trend do you hope comes back?
The occasional lunchtime beer.