Top Cheney’s assistant joins Adam Mendelsohn’s Upland studio

Former Congresswoman Liz Cheney chats with her aide Jeremy Adler. Photo: by David Hume Kennerly/Center for Creative Photography/University of Arizona via Getty Images

Jeremy Adler, most recently Senior Communications Assistant to the former Rep. Liz Cheney and with the January 6 committee, joined Adam Mendelsohn’s Upland Workshop company to increase its presence in New York, Axios has learned.

Why is this important: Adler, who also served under former House Speaker Paul Ryan, will bring a crucial number of political contacts to the strategic communications firm and expand its work on the East Coast.

  • He will simultaneously continue to work for the Cheney team and its future political projects as an adviser.

Details: Upland Workshop – which focuses on technology, media, finance and sports – launched in March 2020 and has grown its team to 10 staff, some of whom are former journalists and worked for Vice President Kamala Harris and Nike.

  • The main clients are LeBron James and the investment company Main Street Advisors.
  • Mendelsohn, CEO of Upland, previously served as deputy chief of staff to Arnold Schwarzenegger while he was governor of California, and has long worked with James and his business partner Maverick Carter.

What they say“If you look at Meta, if you look at Uber, if you look at Amazon, Airbnb – some of the fastest growing companies have in-house communications professionals who come from politics. When you work in the world where does Jeremy…he teaches you communications in a very unique and different way,” Mendelsohn told Axios.

  • Mendelsohn stressed that Upland “does not do partisan politics” but supports “people and causes that we need right now.”
  • “I had the privilege of working with Congresswoman Cheney to creatively and strategically deliver her powerful message and I couldn’t be more excited to bring what I learned to people and organizations. very dynamic people that partner with Upland Workshop,” said Adler. .

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