About Us

We are an independent, full-service communications and research firm
Born from the trenches of some of the most high-profile political races over the last two decades, Marathon applies the strategic, fast-paced, results-driven execution of campaigns to the challenges of a wide range of brands, issues and candidates. We embed ourselves in our clients’ organizations and we challenge the status quo, using our experience and intellect to shape opinions and deliver results.
The Marathon team is as diverse as the services we offer. Our team members have prior experience as reporters, lawyers, economists, television producers, campaign operatives and crisis professionals. As a result, the firm brings a unique perspective to a large portfolio of clients across real estate, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, financial services, education, technology and other major industries.

Our Team

Phil Singer

Phil Singer

Phil Singer, Managing Director and Founder

Phil Singer is a veteran strategist and communications expert with almost twenty years of experience working on some of the most demanding corporate public relations challenges and high profile political campaigns in recent history.

Phil founded Marathon Strategies in 2008 and oversees a growing operation that prides itself on helping clients achieve their goals. Drawing on his experience with the fast-paced, results-driven execution of campaigns, Phil has assisted a wide range of companies, non-profits and political candidates.

Phil’s prior experience includes working as Senator Chuck Schumer’s Communications Director for many years and advising both of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s winning campaigns. He was also a top official for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid and a national spokesperson for the Kerry-Edwards Campaign in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Jane Hardey

Jane Hardey

Jane Hardey, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

Jane Hardey is a senior public affairs and corporate communications specialist with extensive global experience in reputation management, stakeholder engagement, media relations, crisis communications and social media management. At Marathon, Jane leads corporate and crisis communications programs for high profile companies and industry associations.

Jane joined Marathon Strategies from a Singapore-based independent public affairs and corporate communication consultancy, where she managed global communications programs for Governments and multinationals spanning the Middle East and North, Central and Southeast Asia. She also oversaw the operations for the Singapore and China offices of the public affairs consultancy.

Prior to this role, she worked for global technology public relations firm Text100. A New Zealand native, Jane holds a double degree in business and communications from the Auckland University of Technology.

Joshua Baca

Joshua Baca

Joshua Baca, Managing Director

Joshua Baca is a public affairs leader with extensive experience in directing enterprise-wide operations and directing multi-faceted campaigns to influence public opinion, political outcomes and legislative policy. Leading Marathon Strategies’ Washington D.C. office, Joshua brings expertise in leveraging data insights to drive public affairs campaigns, communications and crisis efforts. Joshua joined Marathon Strategies from DDC Public Affairs, where he led on all facets of public affairs campaigns and coalition management on a broad range of issues, including the efforts behind Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Joshua’s work with Americans for Affordable Products to stop the border adjustment tax was recognized by PRWeek as a top campaign of the year globally. No stranger to high-stakes communications campaigns, Joshua is a seasoned veteran in running comprehensive local, state, national and international-level operations for Fortune-100 companies through his experience in field-organizing, digital campaigns, media relations, rapid response and crisis communications. Prior to this role, Joshua was the National Coalitions Director for the Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign. Joshua holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Texas Tech University.

Anthony Hogrebe

Anthony Hogrebe

Anthony Hogrebe, Senior Vice President

Anthony Hogrebe has spent more than 15 years developing and implementing communication strategies for high profile elected officials and political candidates. He is an expert in rapid response and crisis management, and has helped build support for complex and contentious public policy initiatives in the real estate, transportation, education and public safety industries. Prior to joining Marathon, Anthony was the head of Public Affairs at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he oversaw all earned media operations, and managed strategic communications for high profile projects including the launch of NYC Ferry, the City’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2, the revitalization of the Brooklyn Army Terminal and a number of major real estate developments. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to the New York City Council, and as Director of External Affairs for Engine, a national startup research and advocacy organization. A graduate of Cornell University, Anthony’s political experience includes multiple Presidential and Congressional campaigns, as well as candidates for New York City Mayor and New York State Attorney General.