With more than two decades of experience, Ari Geller counsels West End Strategy Team clients on how to achieve their goals through strategic communications. He oversees the firm’s client service teams and directs the implementation of strategies that advance the agenda of WEST’s clients.
Ari uses a broad range of strategies with clients while leveraging his expertise around crisis communications and messaging development. He guides clients on such issues as protecting civil and human rights, countering antisemitism and anti-Muslim bigotry, and ensuring religious freedom in the United States and in Israel.
Ari’s experience spans government, the nonprofit world and the private sector, and he has helped position elected officials, NGOs, companies and institutions to meet challenges and create opportunities.
During five years on Capitol Hill, Ari served as deputy press secretary for Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) and then as press secretary for Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.). Ari’s time with Feingold included the Senate’s passage of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill and the senator’s lone vote against the USA Patriot Act.
Following his time on the Hill, Ari was a senior vice president at Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications; director of communications and marketing at Interfaith Alliance, a nonprofit focused on protecting religious freedom; and public relations manager of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.
Ari graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in political science and communication arts.