About Turning Point Public Affairs

Todd Abrajano, Founding Principal, Turning Point Public AffairsTodd Abrajano

Todd Abrajano, 

Todd Abrajano founded Turning Point Public Affairs in 2010 to assist corporate, non-profit, and political clients with communications, political strategy, legislative and regulatory grassroots advocacy, and direct government relations.  A former non-career member of the U.S. Government's Senior Executive Service, Todd has collaborated with Heads of State, CEOs and other senior public and private sector leaders across the globe to develop business opportunities for U.S. industry both domestically and internationally. He has on-the-ground expertise in the energy, transportation, ICT, health care, and agribusiness sectors in emerging markets throughout five continents.



From January 2017 through January 2021, Todd took a leave of absence from Turning Point while serving in multiple senior-level roles in the U.S. federal government. During 2017, Todd served as the Director of the Office of White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Commerce and a top advisor to former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. From January 2018 through January 2021, Todd held multiple roles at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, ultimately rising to Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency.

Before founding Turning Point, Todd spent three years as a Vice President at VOX Global, a Washington D.C.-based international public affairs firm, where he directed multi-state grassroots programs for a Fortune 10 client.

Before joining VOX Global, Todd spent a year and a half at Fleishman-Hillard’s world headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, providing public affairs counseling to Fortune 500 clients in the energy, financial services, and telecommunications industries.  While at Fleishman, he was a key member of the team that was awarded PR Week’s 2009 Public Affairs Campaign of the Year award after a successful, multi-year campaign.

Prior to joining Fleishman, Todd worked for several years in politics and government, including serving as Director of Communications for the Missouri House of Representatives. In that capacity, he led a non-partisan office of nine communications professionals serving all 163 elected members. In addition to directing the non-partisan activities of the communications office, Todd served as press secretary for the Speaker of the Missouri House and other members of the Missouri House’s Republican majority leadership team, providing strategic counsel and overseeing and implementing communications plans and partisan messaging.

Todd's political clients have included the 2016 Trump presidential campaign; multiple high-profile U.S. Senate campaigns; the Republican nominee in a nationally targeted race for U.S. Congress; a Republican nominee for Connecticut state treasurer; and numerous other local, state, and federal candidates.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Todd directed “Spin Room” media relations for the McCain-Palin campaign during the only vice presidential debate between current President Joe Biden and Sarah Palin which was held at Washington University in St. Louis.

Todd received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Yale University. He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Melanie and their two children.