Richard Carbo
Richard Carbo

Cornerstone has hired Richard Carbo, who was deputy chief of staff and communications director to Louisiana’s Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.

Carbo has more than 15 years of experience in state, federal and political affairs.

He began his Capitol Hill career in the office of Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu and Georgia Democrat Rep. John Barrow.

Carbo in 2019 managed Bel Edwards re-election campaign and helped him become the first Democratic incumbent Governor to win re-election in Louisiana in nearly 40 years.

He also managed A Stronger Louisiana, a 501 (c)(4) created to promote Bel Edwards’ legislative agenda and response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Campbell Kaufman, Cornerstone president, said the firm is eager to leverage Carbo’s experience and expertise to help clients successfully navigate complex communications and policy challenges.

Carbo joins Cornerstone from S-3 Public Affairs, where he helped pilot its PA and strategic communications operation.