Senior Vice President / Politics
Harper brings together a combination of state and national experience in communications, government and campaign management. With distinct creative approaches and an authentic writing style, he creates messaging and strategy that helps connect directly with voters—helping GMMB’s clients, campaigns and causes define the narrative early and win tough races down the stretch.
At GMMB, Harper has crafted award-winning advertising on behalf of the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC. He’s also written and developed earned media strategies and paid advertising for multiple public awareness campaigns as well as governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House races and statewide ballot initiatives.
Harper previously served on both of Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer’s winning gubernatorial campaigns, working as Schweitzer’s communications director in 2004 and then as campaign manager in 2008. He also worked as communications director for U.S. Congressman John Barrow and has served as Montana’s chief deputy secretary of state.
Harper lives in Helena, Montana.