Brian Goldthorpe (pictured above) has been the President of Privileged Communication since founding the company in Philadelphia in 2008.  Now based in Washington, DC, Privileged Communication has worked with clients in cities throughout the United States, including Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston.  

Brian is a communications and strategy expert who works with a variety of charitable organizations, businesses, political candidates, and elected officials on crisis communication, brand messaging, and media relations. His expertise has enabled a wide range of clients to effectively manage crises, generate goodwill, and create a competitive advantage, including, Turning Points for Children, AT&T, The Philadelphia Orchestra, NGage Properties Group, The Yerger Group, Opulen Financial, JSM Skincare (Rodan + Fields), Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims, Whitman-Walker Health, Richner Arts, DC Commissioner Kent Boese, David Catania for DC Mayor, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Brian has fifteen years of professional experience in strategic communication, public relations, organizational communication, and crisis management. He holds a Masters degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a BA in Communications and Political Science from Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Brian is a recipient of the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, as well as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Capitol Hill Chapter of BNI, the Association of Professional Communication Consultants (APCC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).


“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”
— James Humes


Candidates for Office
Elected Officials
Government, Legal or Political Disputes



Social Support Organizations
LGBTQ Advocacy
Health and Human Services



Small to Medium Sized Companies