Scott Reed, a veteran GOP political strategist and a former executive director of the Republican National Committee, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Washington, where he’s been named a senior advisor.

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Reed’s appointment to the WPP PR powerhouse becomes effective December 1.

Reed is founder and chairman of Washington-based government relations consulting firm Chesapeake Enterprises. He was previously Bob Dole’s campaign manager during that retired Senator’s 1996 presidential run, and was executive director of the Republican National Committee during the GOP's historic 1994 Congressional takeover. He was also chief of staff to HUD Secretary (and former Dole running mate) Jack Kemp during the Bush administration, and previously helped run Kemp’s presidential campaign in 1988.

Reed is currently senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which he joined in 2011. He will maintain this role while serving in the senior advisor role at H+K.

H+K’s D.C. outpost is led by executive VP Ellen Moran, who previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Commerce Department and was President Obama’s first communications director.