Prior to founding The Lafayette Company, Ellen Carmichael served as a senior communications strategist for several campaigns and Members of Congress in both official and political capacities. Former principals include a front-running Republican presidential candidate, several Members of Congress, legislators, large political non-profits and numerous statewide elected officials. 

In recognition for her professional achievements, Carmichael was named a member of CNN’s 2011 “New Guard,” a distinction awarded to a handful of top newsmakers each year. In 2014, Red Alert Politics named her one of the top “30 Under 30” professionals in the political industry.

Carmichael is also a frequent columnist and commentator in hundreds of publications worldwide, and she writes regularly at National Review. You can follow her on Twitter.


A proud Louisianian, Carmichael graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mass Communication: Political Communication.


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