Our Team.

Turning ideas into reality takes experience.

The LINK team of professionals has the expertise to bring your project vision to life. Whether your audience is a small group of influencers or hundreds of thousands of everyday people, we have the tools, technology, and know how to get you the results you need.

Travis Smith

A founding partner at LINK, Travis Smith helps to oversee the firm’s operations, while also guiding clients as they navigate the political landscape. 

Travis has worked with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in the fields of technology, finance, real estate, energy, healthcare, gaming and engineering. He has nearly two decades of experience in government, campaigns, as well as corporate and political messaging. At LINK, Travis leads issue advocacy campaigns as chief strategist and guides the research and development of messaging all the way through implementation. Working closely with our clients, Travis takes complex problems and devises outside-the-box solutions.

He has successfully managed some of the most difficult and expensive U.S. House and Senate races in the country. After a hard-fought victory in 2010, Travis served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Kevin Yoder in Congress. From there he went back into the private sector to apply his knowledge and expertise helping corporate communication teams distill and convey complex messages to their target audiences. 

Travis owns and operates a number of businesses in the corporate and political space, including the political research and polling firm co/efficient he co-founded in 2019. This nationally-recognized firm was chosen as the research partner for a joint effort between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services to assess attitudes around the COVID-19 pandemic.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Travis now lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Kristin and their four children. 

Matt Moran

Matt Moran is a 10-year veteran of Virginia politics and public affairs. He has worked on multiple statewide political campaigns, served as a top advisor to two House Speakers, and represented clients across multiple industries in front of the General Assembly.

At LINK, Matt develops comprehensive public affairs strategies using his political, public policy, and communications experience to solve problems for clients. He oversees research, strategy, message development, and campaign planning, and works with clients to execute their plans based on quantitative metrics and tangible results.

After managing several successful campaigns, Matt joined the office of Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell as a top advisor for communications and policy in 2012. Matt went on to work for 2017 Republican Gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie and served as Chief of Staff to Speaker Kirk Cox. He currently advises Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and other federal and state candidates across the country on policy and communications strategy.

Matt has also represented numerous corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, national, regional, and state-level trade associations, and non-profits across multiple industries. He has experience running policy and public affairs campaigns related to business, health care, energy, transportation, insurance and financial regulation, construction and real estate development, gaming, cannabis, criminal justice, and technology.

A native of Southwest Virginia, Matt graduated from the University of Virginia and now resides in Richmond with his wife Brooke and their three kids Bennett, Graham, and Merritt.

Rachel Worthington

Rachel Worthington serves as Manager of Public Affairs for LINK. She has developed and executed successful messaging campaigns for a host of clients and organizations, including presidential campaigns.

Rachel is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Political Science.  She earned her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Management and Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A proud Virginia native, Rachel currently resides in Richmond with her husband, Nicholas.

Meaghan Mobbs

Meaghan Mobbs, PhD, is an experienced policy and political leader. As Vice President for Client Strategies, she provides strategic advice to LINK clients on public affairs matters. Mobbs is a graduate of West Point, George Washington University, and holds a Doctorate in Psychology from Columbia University. She is a George W. Bush fellow and Tillman Military Scholar. A former advisor to Trump-Pence on defense, veteran, and military family issues, she most recently served as a senior policy advisor to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s successful 2021 gubernatorial campaign. She’s a fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum and often provides commentary on defense policy, military transition, civilian-military relations, and culture.

Mobbs will serve clients from Northern Virginia, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She will also continue her work with Save Our Allies, a nonprofit that emerged during the fall of Afghanistan and continue work on additional projects in the Commonwealth.

Ron Butler

Tyler Foote

Tyler Foote has spent over a decade working in politics, government, and political non-profits. At LINK, he focuses on developing comprehensive communication and voter contact plans that drive a narrative as well as building coalitions to help clients accomplish their goals.

Most recently, Tyler was a senior member of the political team at a national party committee where he advised dozens of candidates and Members of Congress. Tyler worked on Capitol Hill as Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director.

In addition to his political work, Tyler worked for the nation’s largest grassroots and policy organization where he led a team of nearly 30 employees in Virginia to help accomplish the organizations policy objectives. In this role he developed policy, designed communication plans, built coalitions, and successfully lobbied members of the state legislature.

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Tyler lives in Annandale, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

Jason Mashburn

Jason leads political and grassroots efforts for a wide range of clients. He designs and executes political, public affairs, and multi-channel media strategies that rally support for causes, persuade target audiences to take action or move public opinion to help our clients succeed.

A 20 plus year veteran of political campaigns, consulting and Capitol Hill, Jason has worked on the staff of a Speaker of the House, a United State Senator and advised hundreds of candidates up-and-down the ballot. Jason works directly with corporations, trade associations, non-profits, as well as political clients on a range of issues.

Jason’s work has scored numerous awards, including a Pollie Award for Best Direct Mail and the Pollie Award for Campaign Excellence. He’s also a recipient of DMAW’s MAXI Award for Best Direct Mail Package.

Jason Mashburn is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Political Science. He Co-Founded and serves on the Board of Directors of Cancer Kicks, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization, which raises funds for rare cancer research.

Eloise Hincker

Eloise brings a wide range of expertise to LINK’s clients. In addition to working directly with clients to develop overall strategy and content, Eloise works closely with LINK’s in-house design team to ensure our creative aligns with our client’s overall goals.

Eloise has developed and overseen numerous public affairs campaigns, including a successful campaign for a company that wanted to build a $615 million solar facility — one of the largest in the country — in rural Virginia. Most recently, Eloise worked closely with Caesars Entertainment to lead social media, digital, texting, and direct mail efforts to successfully pass a ballot referendum to bring a world-class casino and resort to Virginia.

Prior to joining LINK, Eloise has worked with a variety of political campaigns, including managing a statewide race and leading direct mail efforts for nonprofit, congressional, statewide, and national political clients.

Eloise has a Bachelor and Master Degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University. She resides in Richmond.

Brandon Moody

Brandon Moody has over two decades of campaign management, public policy, and advertising wins at every level of government.

He has consulted on high-profile U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races, served as strategist and messaging consultant for statewide ballot initiatives, and consulted on national public affairs fights.

Brandon worked on the senior staff at the National Republican Congressional Committee where he oversaw the spending of tens of millions in advertising for targeted races. As Patriot Program Director at the NRCC, he worked directly with 50 Congressional incumbents to build strong campaigns, and prepare for reelection.

Prior to the NRCC, Brandon worked on Capitol Hill, serving as Chief of Staff to Rep. Sean Duffy from Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district.

In 2008, Brandon worked on international communications and polling roles in Northern Iraq helping support the political efforts of the Prime Minister of Kurdistan.

Brandon and his wife Angie currently reside in Charleston, SC with their two daughters.

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