Emma Vaughn

Emma works with BGR Group's Public Relations Practice.

Washington, D.C.
Vice President
Strategic Messaging, Media Relations, Crisis Management and Earned Media
Professional Experience
Republican National Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

Emma Vaughn, a Vice President with BGR’s Public Relations Practice, has a decade of strategic communications and public policy experience in politics and government. She is known for excelling in high stakes environments and operating at a campaign-level pace with a proven track record of delivering results.

Emma joined BGR following her time at the Republican National Committee (RNC), where she served most recently as the Deputy Communications Director. In this role, Emma oversaw the committee’s communications strategy, working closely with RNC Members, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, elected officials, candidates, and members of the media to drive messaging and narratives in a 24-hour news cycle. Emma was previously the National Press Secretary as the RNC’s chief spokesperson, playing a pivotal role in winning a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Emma cut her teeth in Florida, as the Communications Director and the lead on-the-record spokesperson for Trump Victory, the joint operation between the campaign and the RNC, which ultimately delivered 29 electoral votes, produced extraordinary numbers among minority communities, and flipped two congressional seats in Miami Dade County.

Emma additionally served in several communications roles in the U.S. House of Representatives for Members of Congress from Ohio and New York. During her time as Communications Director, she managed public relations outreach and organized and executed major public announcements and events.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Emma served on the 2016 Republican National Convention’s communications team in her hometown. Emma holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Areas of Focus

  • Public Relations
  • Earned and Paid Media
  • Crisis Communications


  • Loyola University Maryland

    B.A. Communications, Specialization in Public Relations & Advertising