Who We Are
Craig Varoga is an American political strategist who has managed and consulted on hundreds of campaigns. In the United States, he has advised and managed national, state and local campaigns including the 1996, 2000 and 2004 U.S. presidential campaigns. Varoga, a member of the International Association of Political Consultants, has advised political organizations and trained candidates and political operatives in Canada, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
A native of Pittsburgh, a graduate of Princeton University and a once-and-future Texan, Varoga has been quoted in numerous news media, including but not limited to The Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Star, Politico, National Journal, The Hill, Associated Press, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, Fox News, El País, Sinclair Broadcasting and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Varoga writes a monthly column, “Ask the Campaign Doctor”, for Campaigns & Elections.
Nan Powers Varoga is the former Director of Public Affairs for The Houston A+ Challenge, where she directed all internal and external communications, media relations, technology, government relations and fundraising. She is a Houston native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She is a co-founder of The Friends of the Times-Picayune Relief Fund, and served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA). Nan also was Director of Communications with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the March of Dimes. As a newspaper reporter for 15 years, Nan covered the Senate, House and the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.; economics and personal finance for the New Orleans Times-Picayune; and wrote for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Brian Romanowski is an account associate at Varoga and Associates, which he joined in 2012. He has worked on federal, state and local campaigns, helping to craft strategy, create ads, compose and analyze research and polls, oversee contributions, and manage office operations. Prior to joining Varoga and Associates, he was a Delegate Coordinator for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. He spent a year in the Political Department at the Democratic National Committee during President Obama’s reelection campaign. A New Jersey native, he got his political start interning for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University, where he studied international affairs and politics. In his free time, he fosters dogs through City Dogs Rescue, serves on the board of the Logan Circle Community Association and serves as an appointed commissioner on Mayor Bowser’s Recreational Trails Advisory Committee.