Sarah Cunningham is a partner with James R. Foster & Associates. She has over 15 years of political and government policy experience – working with governors in Texas and Florida, and consulting on campaigns across the country.
Sarah first joined Foster & Associates in 1998. From designing mail plans to copywriting and through every step of the production process, she works closely with clients to make sure their mail is exceptional, on message – and out on time.
After helping manage Governor Jeb Bush’s 1998 direct mail production, Sarah joined the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget where she gained invaluable research and writing experience on a wide range of issues including: education, health care, government efficiency, public safety, growth management, finance, and the environment.
In 2002, Sarah served as Research and Policy Coordinator for Governor Jeb Bush’s successful re-election campaign. She assisted with debate preparation and rapid response, opposition and policy research, questionnaire responses, opinion editorials, and talking points.
Following the win, Sarah then served as Policy Director for Governor Bush’s 2002 Transition Team, soliciting policy ideas from stakeholders across the state.
Sarah also worked as a Creative Director for Olsen & Shuvalov, another nationally renowned political direct mail firm. In this capacity, she wrote financially successful fundraising appeals, voter contact mail and website copy for Republican candidates across the nation.
Sarah received a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. She resides in Austin, TX.