Ed Patru, Friend of– and Mouthpiece for– Betsy DeVos
I have been doing a lot of reading about Trump’s nominee for US secretary of education, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, and I have noticed a recurring defender of DeVos, Ed Patru, “spokesman for Friends of Betsy DeVos, a group of supporters.”
We could even just write the tag this way:
since it appears to be a single, unified tag whenever Ed Patru or “Friends of Betsy DeVos” are mentioned.
I searched for any formally organized group calling itself Friends of Betsy DeVos, and I found no record. In fact, the only hits I did find always seem to be some quote by Ed Patru, spokesman for Friends of Betsy DeVos.
There is just Ed Patru.
According to his Linkedin bio, Ed Patru is a PR guy who is currently VP of Media Affairs for a Washington, DC-based, PR firm, DCI Group.
Below is Patru’s Linkedin summary:
Dynamic communications professional with extensive background and expertise in developing high-impact communications operations for corporate, non-profit and political organizations.Demonstrated talent in launching regional and national campaigns and securing national, regional, and local media coverage. Track record of building, developing, and leading high-caliber teams of talented communications professionals. Seasoned communicator proficient in generating persuasive written and oral communications.Specialties: Public Affairs, Media Relations, Crisis Communications / Rapid Response, Client Media Training, Copy Writing, Op-Ed and Article Placement.
Also according to Linkedin, Patru has a history with the Republican Party, beginning Ed Patru, Friend of– and Mouthpiece for– Betsy DeVos | deutsch29: