- Managing Director
- Strategic Communications
- T: +1 202 567 2920
- F: +1 202 393 7887
- B.A., Political Science, California State University at Fullerton
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- Masters, Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University
- Strategic Communications
Raul Tapia is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Strategic Communications practice and is based in Washington, DC.
As a senior member of the firm’s Public Affairs team, Mr. Tapia focuses mainly on coordinating client issue management with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Conference. He has worked for decades in the area of broadcasting, telecommunications, municipal services, health care and public affairs.
Mr. Tapia is part of C2 GROUP, a highly regarded bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2013.
In addition to his work with the firm, Mr. Tapia is also the founder and former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Communications Corporation, a Fox Network affiliated television station serving San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Tapia was also a founder, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMO Broadcasting Company, which was owned and operated as the licensee of KIVA-FM, Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM.
Mr. Tapia served for five years as one of nine members of the Board of Directors of Denny’s Corporation where he was a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. During this period Fortune magazine, in its annual review of the top 1200 companies in the United States, selected Denny’s as among its “America’s 50 Best Companies for Minorities.”
From 1981 until 1992, Mr. Tapia was a founding partner in the law firm of Tapia & Buffington, and prior to that with the law firm of Doub, Purcell, Muntzing & Hansen. Mr. Tapia’s law practice focused mainly on corporate, legislative and administrative law matters.
From 1979 to 1981 Mr. Tapia served in the White House for President Jimmy Carter as Deputy Assistant to the President for Hispanic Affairs.
Mr. Tapia served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Edmund W. Burke, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska from 1976 to 1977. Mr. Tapia is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, the State of California, the US Supreme Court and various subsidiary federal courts.
Mr. Tapia received his JD from the Harvard Law School and a Masters in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Mr. Tapia received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1972 from California State University at Fullerton.