Morris L. Reid is a Managing Director in Mercury's Washington, D.C. and New York offices.
Morris has worked with high-profile individuals, government officials and corporate executives in the successful resolution of complex and high-level political and corporate issues for more than 15 years. He is adept at fostering business development programs and specializes in launching partnerships that meld brand building, coalition advocacy and effective public affairs/issue management.
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.
Morris’ media contributions as an expert in political and business marketing has been 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. In the 2008 and 2012 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.