Ellen is wise beyond her years. She has exhibited a keen knack for wordsmithing and reacting quickly, as is often necessary in the heat of a campaign.

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, State of Louisiana

Ellen is an expert communicator. She's also a thoughtful, experienced problem-solver whose smart insights lead to real results.

The Honorable Tom Price, M.D.

Ellen has the creativity to come up with great ideas and the commitment to see them through. She just makes things happen.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)

Carmichael is well known to the political press corps as a reliable and responsible promoter...


The Lafayette Company has been absolutely vital to building awareness of our organization with its top-notch media relations, event planning, coalitions-building and editorial support.

Professor William Jacobson, Cornell Law School & Legal Insurrection Foundation

She can declare victory. She helped shepherd that campaign from an afterthought to a prominent, respected, front-running campaign.

Columnist Matt Lewis on Carmichael’s role as communications director on the Herman Cain presidential campaign in The Idaho Statesman

There are bigger firms in Washington, but there aren’t any better. I have worked with various firms over the years, but the Lafayette Company is laser-focused on creating real impact, and they do that for us each and every time they are engaged. We’d recommend them to anyone – and we have.

Larry Wiese, Executive Director of Kappa Alpha Order and President of the Fraternity and Sorority Action Fund

From event planning to press strategy, The Lafayette Company has served as a vital partner to ensure the success of our advocacy project. If you’re looking for communications pros with the expertise to get big things done, Ellen and The Lafayette Company are it.

Samer Hamadeh

Ellen and her team find the hook in whatever challenge I’ve brought them and strategically deploy their plan. They are connected, savvy and resourceful. The Lafayette Company simply makes it happen.

Wynn Smiley, CEO of Alpha Tau Omega and Board Member of the Fraternity Forward Coalition

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