Morris L. ReidPartner
Morris has worked for more than 15 years globally with high-profile public and private clients fostering business development programs, managing crisis situations, and launching partnerships that meld reputation management, cross border transactions, brand building, coalition advocacy, and effective public affairs and issue management.
Leader in BGR Group’s International Practice
Founder of consulting and media relations firm Westin Rinehart
Principal at Dewey Square Group
Senior staff aide to the late Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown and then-Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo
Director of Vice President Al Gore’s office at the 1996 Democratic Convention
Deputy Director of Vice Presidential Operation for Clinton/Gore ’96
Serves on the boards of GW Medical Faculty Associates, VH1 Save the Music Foundation ,and Dorman Long Engineering
Media contributions featured across all media platforms, including FOX News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, as well as the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Details and Forbes magazines
Ray C. Bliss Institute at Akron University
Chief strategist to Presidents, Prime Ministers and Royal families around the worldRead Full Bio
Morris L. Reid is a Partner in Mercury’s Washington, D.C. and London offices.
Morris has worked with high-profile individuals, government officials and corporate executives, advising on high-level political and corporate issues for more than 15 years. His public affairs advisory work focuses on brand building, international relations and advocacy, and issues, crisis, and reputation management. He has designed and executed lucrative business development plans, including business matchmaking and securing foreign direct investment. A globally recognized strategist, Morris has worked in Asia, Latin America, and across the Middle East and Africa in both the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Mercury, Morris was a leader in BGR Group’s International Practice after joining BGR through its acquisition of his consulting and media relations firm, Westin Rinehart. Before establishing Westin Rinehart, Morris was a Principal at Dewey Square Group.
A senior staff aide to the late Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown and then-Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo during the Clinton administration, Morris also served as director of Vice President Al Gore’s office at the 1996 Democratic Convention and Deputy Director of Vice Presidential Operation for Clinton/Gore ’96. He is currently advising several presidential campaigns in Africa, candidates in the FIFA and World Health Organization (WHO) leadership races, and recently managed the successful global campaign to elect the current President of the African Development Bank. Morris advises prime ministers, finance ministers, foreign ministers and health ministers in some of the world’s most prominent emerging markets.
Morris’ media contributions as an expert in political and business marketing has been featured across all media platforms, including France 24, FOX News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, as well as the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Details and Forbes magazines. In the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential campaigns, Morris was one of several senior Democratic strategists utilized by the Obama campaign to engage the mainstream media.
An Ohio native, Morris is a graduate of the Ray C. Bliss Institute at Akron University and serves on the boards of GW Medical Faculty Associates, VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Global Leadership Institution. He is married to Jaci Wilson Reid and lives in London and Washington.