Who We Are

Rachel Barrett

Rachel Barrett has been involved in fundraising, communications, and political consulting in Tennessee, the Southeast, and Washington, D.C. for nearly 20 years. She currently leads Rachel Barrett & Company LLC based in Nashville, Tennessee.  

 

Rachel started her own business in 2006 based in Nashville. Rachel Barrett & Company LLC now provides communications and fundraising guidance with more than 25 years of combined national, Southeast, and Washington, D.C. experience. The company guides conservative, business-minded leaders, and causes to achievement by executing measurable results through communications, fundraising, and compliance.

 

Rachel served as Southeast Finance Director for Mitt Romney during two election cycles and as Restore our Future, Inc. Southeastern Finance Director during the 2012 presidential election.  She has also served as a consultant for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee.    
 

In Washington, D.C., Rachel helped organize national fundraising for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) under the leadership of Tennessee Senator Bill Frist. Under Virginia Senator George Allen and North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, she served as Director of Events for the NRSC and planned the Republican National Convention in New York City, the Presidential Inaugural, Republican Majority Dinners, and the President’s Dinners for the NRSC.  

 

Rachel began her career as Communications Director for the Tennessee Republican Party and later coordinated fundraising for the Tennessee Republican Caucus and communications for statewide initiatives while working at Akins Crisp Public Strategies.

 

She has served as adjunct faculty for Lipscomb University and GOPAC.  

 

Rachel received her a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Lipscomb University and served as Student Body President.  She received her Master of Arts degree in political communications from Johns Hopkins University and wrote her thesis on campaign finance law. Rachel and her husband Colin live with their son William in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reid Witcher

Reid Witcher serves as Chief Operating Officer for Rachel Barrett and Company. He has worked for Rachel Barrett for more than seven years and specializes in operations, political fundraising, and compliance for congressional campaigns, state elected officials, political action committees, and non-profit groups.

 

He previously served as a legislative intern for Tennessee House Majority Leader Jason Mumpower in Nashville and later as an intern for United States Senator Mark Warner (VA).

 

A native of Bristol, Tennessee, Reid graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in political science. He is a former president of the Nashville Chapter of the University of Tennessee Network Alumni Board and a current member of the University of Tennessee Young Alumni Council. Reid and his wife Alexa live in Franklin, Tennessee.

Grace Rieniets

Grace Rieniets is serving as an intern for Rachel Barrett and Company for the second year. 

 

At the University School of Nashville, Grace was member of the Cum Laude Society, varsity mock trial team, and tennis team. Additionally, she served 4 years on the USN yearbook staff, acting as managing editor for her last 3 years. 

 

Her love for politics drew her to participate in Model United Nations and Youth in Government all four years of high school. Her work at those conferences earned her the accolades Outstanding Statesman, Outstanding Delegate, and Outstanding Resolution.

 

Grace attends Vanderbilt University where she is pursuing a degree in engineering.