We're professional.

Members of the Patriot Strategies team have years of previous involvement in public relations and public affairs involving the corporate, political, media, and philanthropic sectors. A glance through our executive biographies will reveal a team of highly experienced individuals from diverse political and professional backgrounds.

Our collective background includes:

  • Successful state and federal campaign managers
  • Television network communications department head
  • News program director of operations
  • Health care PR specialist
  • Clean energy PR specialist
  • Crisis communications specialist
  • Gubernatorial spokesperson
  • Issues campaign veteran

Few industries are more competitive than communications and marketing. Patriot Strategies brings a unique combination of talent and tenacity into the arena. We understand that guarantees come only with persistence and hard work.

Our size and experience enable us to combine personal attention with access to our vast network of skills and resources. Any member of our staff is available to work for a client at any time as the need arises. We tailor the correct team with the proper balance of skills and experience for each client, no matter what the requirement.

Patriot Strategies Public Relations is comprised of some of the most capable communications professionals in the field. We built our reputation on uncompromising principles, our commitment to our clients, and our dedication to the highest standards. We stand by that record of achievement.

Our Leadership

George Patriot Seymore

President & CEO

George Patriot Seymore, a nationally and internationally recognized Democratic political strategist & corporate public relations executive has built Patriot Strategies into one of the country's fastest growing public relations consulting firms.

George Seymore has nearly 15 years communications experience in both agency and client side environments where he has successfully created and managed public relations, media relations and marketing communications campaigns for a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. His areas of specialization include marketing and branding with an emphasis on business-to-business, consumer marketing, technology and clean energy.

Seymore has developed and managed successful national media relations and public affairs campaigns for clients in energy, health care, telecommunications, transportation, finance, aviation and education, among others. He has advised clients facing intense public relations challenges in aviation, labor/management relations and finance. Seymore has also led several coalitions through successful campaigns involving a combination of legislative and regulatory outreach, earned and paid media and grassroots efforts.

Seymore has secured favorable client coverage in an array of media outlets, including ABC News, AP, BBC, Bloomberg News, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, CNBC, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Fox News Channel, Investor's Business Daily, Money, NPR, Popular Science, Reuters, The Boston Globe, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others.      

Prior to starting Patriot Strategies, Seymore previously worked for a leading Washington, D.C. PR agency where he successfully managed a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients that spanned the energy, health care, telecommunications, education, Technology and consumer products industries.

Seymore was Senior Policy Advisor & Legislative Director to United States Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). He managed a range of public policy issues for the Congressman, from foreign trade and homeland security to clean energy and government ethics. Seymore has extensive political campaign experience at all levels of government. Throughout his career, Seymore has consulted over 100 campaigns on fundraising, campaign operations, and voter turnout. He also has managed and served as senior staff on legislative, congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.    

Seymore obtained his B.S. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park. Seymore is active in the American Association of Political Consultants, Public Relations Society of America, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Government Relations Group. He and his family are proud members of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Maryland.

Daryl Toor

Managing Director, Atlanta

Daryl Toor, Managing Director, Atlanta - manages the day-to-day operations of the firm's Atlanta office. A former CBS journalist, Toor - is the author of "Get The Word Out! - Marketing to Attract New Business", and is a recognized expert on marketing, Public Relations, Investor Relations, e-mail marketing, search engine optimization and sales lead management.

A frequent contributor to ABC News, CNN Headline News, Forbes, Fox News, NBC News, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, TIME, USA Today, and Wired magazine, Toor brings more than 20 years of experience to help companies get the word out.

As Sony/Ericsson's marketing director, Toor increased market share 28% and created the global telecommunication giant's first e-commerce initiative on the Web. While directing healthcare marketing for Trion - the leader in healthcare, industrial and residential indoor air quality technology applications - Toor designed revenue generating marketing programs for Honeywell, Sunbeam, Kenmore and Oreck.

As vice president of public relations for one of Atlanta's largest agencies he was responsible for building its $1.2 million PR division. Toor was also the principal spokespeople for Atlanta leading up to both SuperBowl XXVIII and the 1996 Olympic Games and co-founded the Southern International Press Center. A recipient of an Emmy as well as both PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards, IABC Golden Quill communication awards, his work was nationally recognized for building what is today the nation's largest cruise line -- Carnival Cruise Lines -- and his promotion of the Miami Beach's Art Deco Festival attracted national attention that led to the production of the popular TV show, "Miami Vice." In addition, he launched the Internet's most popular online lotto with a marketing campaign that innovatively used one of the first reality show stars.

In addition, he designed marketing programs for clients such as Macintosh, WebMD, Rent.com, Wolff System Technology, the Port of Miami, the City of Miami Beach, City of Miami, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Precyse Solutions, Fitability Systems, VistaScape Technology, Foodbuy.com, Call Center Technologies,, Medicalbuyer.com, CIMTEK Commerce, HIDAHELP, DistributORDER, Avio, MonsterMillions, The Viva Group, Fiberworks, Thoughtmill, Recoverdebt, Globalmecca.com, and Safedepositbox.

Ned Barnett

Managing Director, West Coast Operations

Ned Barnett, Managing Director of West Coast Operations, an honors graduate of the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications (home of the prestigious Peabody Awards), has been a leader in the PR/Marketing Communications (Marcom) field since 1973.

He has done extensive work in helping new firms successfully launch their operations - whether this involves entering the highly-distinctive Las Vegas market or launching a new high-tech hardware/software product line for an emerging Silicon Valley giant.

Ned's primary client focus includes the following areas of specialization:

  • High-tech software developers and resellers
  • Accounting software and accounting-related software resellers
  • High-tech hardware and on-demand service providers
  • Provider-based healthcare and healthcare product/service providers
  • Publishers and authors
  • Insurance (workers comp)
  • New (start-up) businesses and new (launch) products and services

Primarily, Ned focuses on delivering exceptional services for a wide range of clients.  These services include:

  • Public and Media Relations
  • Marketing and strategic planning - a key core competency
  • Market Research

Other client-based services include:

  • Advocacy and Grass-Roots Lobbying and Issues Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Crisis Management PR
  • Non-Profit Fund-raising

Over more than two decades as a PR counsel, Ned has served a growing array of high-end software developers and resellers, high-technology innovators, advocacy groups, transportation service corporations, healthcare facilities, practitioners and businesses, as well as new-business and new-product start-ups, and IPO-bound high-tech clients.

In a 35-year career, Ned has been the C-level PR/Marcom and Strategic Planning executive for hospitals and billion-dollar for-profit hospital companies, trade associations and publishers.

In addition to his work on behalf of for-profit clients, on behalf of public sector and non-profit clients, Ned has worked within the fields of:

  • Economic development (South Carolina and Nevada)
  • Transportation (South Carolina, /Las Vegas Transit System, and the LA/Vegas High Speed Train)
  • Advocacy (public hospitals, colleges, Citizens for a Sound Economy, non-profit drug prevention groups, and the US  Drug Czar among others)
  • As a speechwriter for two sitting governors (South Carolina)
  • Fund-raising for non-profits (since 1977, probably two dozen NPOs)

In addition, as a Managing Director, he has worked with hundreds of clients in fields ranging from software to resorts, from healthcare to Hollywood, as well as from a rocket fuel manufacturer trying to switch production to auto airbag propellant to start-up websites.  He has worked extensively in the areas of Internet website PR/Marcom, investor relations, market research and strategic/tactical planning, grass roots lobbying, as well as solid, results-oriented PR.

A distinctive sub-specialization has been Ned's involvement with publishing and film/video production.  Ned has developed launch plans for commercial independent Hollywood films and documentary video productions.  He's served as VP/Marketing for three small publishers, and has had nine of his own books published - leading to the development of a Literary services division that provides everything from ghost-writing to literary agent work.  He has co-scripted a Hollywood screenplay currently in development, and has won national awards for non-fiction documentary-style corporate and association films and videos.

Ned was, in 1978, the youngest person ever to earn the coveted APR status from the Public Relations Society of America; and in 1984, he became the first person to earn a Fellowship in PR and Marketing from the American Hospital Association.  He has won two ADDYs, PRSA's coveted Silver Anvil and many other industry awards - and is the only person to ever win four consecutive MacEachern awards for excellence in healthcare PR/Marcom.

Ned has written nine royalty-published books on PR and marketing, and has taught as Adjunct Professor at University of Nevada - Las Vegas and three other colleges and universities. Currently, Ned serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the leading trade journal, PR News, and served on the 2004-2005 Advisory Board for the Experiential Marketing Forum.

But primarily, Ned Barnett focuses on generating measurable, bottom-line results for Patriot Strategies clients.

Alec J. Rosen

Managing Director, Miami

Alec J. Rosen has nearly 15 years communications experience in both agency and client side environments where he has successfully created and managed public relations, media relations and marketing communications campaigns for a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.  His areas of specialization include marketing and branding with an emphasis on business-to-business, consumer marketing and technology.

Prior to joining Patriot Strategies, Alec managed public relations and advertising for Microsoft throughout Latin America. Alec has also held senior executive positions with Edelman Public Relations and Burson-Marsteller.

Alec obtained his BBA in International Management and Marketing from Pace University in New York and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He has earned a Masters in Arts Certificate in Media Management from the New School University in New York. Alec served in the U.S Navy from 1979-1983, which included two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf region.

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