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The Pronghorn Agency provides expert guidance and communications support to ensure your message reaches your audience, fast.
Founded by Annaliese Wiederspahn, The Pronghorn Agency delivers effective and creative grassroots, consulting and strategic communication services with a personal touch.
By taking the time to get to know you and understand your specific challenges, The Pronghorn Agency develops an integrated view of every client's needs. From there, we build and execute strategic, data driven communications, marketing and grassroots outreach plans to help you achieve your goals.
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Annaliese Wiederspahn is an experienced communications and public affairs professional with an expertise in policy research and message development. Wiederspahn has worked with leaders and candidates at the local, state and national level to advance solutions and provide valuable insights into the dynamics driving the debate around today's hot-button issues.
Wiederspahn is the former communications director of the Republican Party of New Mexico, the New Mexico House Republican Caucus and the Wyoming House and Senate Majority. She also ran communications and served as campaign manager for winning U.S. House races in 2008 and 2010.
Previously, Wiederspahn worked as a researcher for Jansing & Co. on MSNBC; as a data reporter for The New York World; and served as a communications consultant to the Environment Department at the World Bank and the Rock Creek Group, an alternative investment firm, in Washington, DC.
Originally from Wyoming, Wiederspahn grew up in ranching and maintains a deep connection to rural leaders, agricultural producers and policymakers. Her research interests are particularly focused on the future of rural communities, production agriculture and conservation.
Wiederspahn holds a masters degree in digital media from Columbia Journalism School and a bachelors degree in economics from Haverford College. She and her husband, Will, are adoring parents to one Spanish Water Dog named Hank.
Ryan McConnaughey has nearly 10 years of experience in constituent services, communications, public affairs and policy development. His experience spans the agriculture, natural resources, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and government sectors.
Most recently, McConnaughey served as Quality Systems and Communication Associate at McGinley Orthopedics, a medical device manufacturing startup, overseeing all aspects of media relations, public affairs and marketing. Prior, he served as Field Representative and Grants Coordinator for United States Congressman Cynthia M. Lummis (WY-AL).
McConnaughey earned his masters degree in agriculture economics from New Mexico State University and a bachelors degree in international agriculture business from the University of Wyoming. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Wyoming Class of 2015.