Bullpen Strategies is working to promote a US free trade agreement with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.


It pitches the FTA as a way to promote economic development and to counter growing Russian influence in the Caucasus/Black Sea region.

Under its three-month contract, Bullpen will handle media/influencer engagement, identify potential allies, promote thought leadership, engage in Congressional and White House engagement and leverage an upcoming conference to hike awareness of the benefits flowing from an FTA.

The nonprofit Foundation for Civic Education is footing Bullpen’s $13K monthly fee.

Funded by the Netherlands, Lithuania, European Union-established European Endowment for Democracy and Britain’s Good Governance Fund, the Foundation promotes the principles of western liberal democracy.

Republican politico Joe Pounder heads Bullpen.

He was senior advisor to Marco Rubio’s presidential run, director of rapid response for Mitt Romney’s primary and John McCain’s presidential run, and deputy associate director of communications in George W. Bush’s White House.