The Prosper Group Adds Four to Northern Virginia Office

May 12, 2014

Agency Veteran Suzanne Zurn Joins as General Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Prosper Group is expanding its Washington, DC area team with the addition of four new hires from the political, advocacy, and agency communities. The new hires are Suzanne Zurn, formerly SVP at Adfero Group; John Porter, campaign operative; Samantha Osborne, formerly Digital Manager at GolinHarris; and Erin Callanan, formerly Account Executive at Advantage.


“We are excited to welcome Suzanne, John, Samantha and Erin to a growing Prosper Group presence in the DC area. Our digital strategy and technology services are in great demand and their strategic credentials will be an asset to present and future clients,” said Kristen Luidhardt, President & Co-Founder of The Prosper Group.

About Our New Hires

Suzanne Zurn joins Prosper Group as General Manager. Zurn will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm and expanding client service offerings.

“Suzanne is a well-known and proven leader with extensive management experience in politics, public affairs, digital, and communications. Her strengths in building customer relationships and deploying new technologies will serve us well as we continue to grow and expand our services,” Luidhardt said.

Zurn has 20 years of experience in the industry, most recently as senior vice president at Adfero Group where she served on the agency’s leadership team. She has also served in senior positions at strategic communications agencies Waggener Edstrom Communications, Xenophon Strategies, and Seven Twenty Strategies. Zurn also brings a deep understanding of the technology behind advocacy campaigns and PAC fundraising from working at political technology firms Capitol Advantage and Legislative Demographic Services.

Zurn’s political experience includes assistant campaign manager for Governor Sam Brownback’s campaign for Congress in 1994, and finance director and deputy manager for Sen. Pat Roberts’ U.S. Senate campaign in 1996. She also served on the congressional staffs of Brownback, Roberts, and Rep. Jim Ryun (KS-02). [View Zurn's full bio]

“I have long admired Prosper Group’s creative campaigns and innovative digital projects and am excited to contribute to the company’s continued success and expansion, ” Zurn said.

John Porter joins Prosper Group as a Strategist to manage digital strategy for clients. An attorney by trade, Porter has an extensive background in communications, message development and voter mobilization. [View Porter's full bio]

Samantha Osborne joins Prosper Group as Deputy Director of Account Strategy to manage digital strategy for clients. Osborne is a veteran of several political campaigns, including the 2012 Romney Presidential campaign where she was National Deputy Digital Field Director. [View Osborne's full bio]

Erin Callanan joins as Account Manager to manage client projects. Callanan is a veteran of Rep. Paul Ryan’s congressional re-election campaign. [View Callanan's full bio]

About The Prosper Group

The Prosper Group is an award-winning, full-service digital agency specializing in online media, strategy, and fundraising for Republican political candidates, advocacy organizations, associations, and non-profits. We have offices in Indianapolis, IN and Northern Virginia. For more information visit our website: http://prospergroupcorp.com/.

Media Contact: Kristen Luidhardt, 317-886-4438

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