Communications, Branding & Public Affairs​

Campaign, public speaking & leadership Training

Eva started her political career as a campaign volunteer and then served as a campaign manager and next a national political consultant. With three decades expertise winning elections at all levels of government, she also serves as a top national trainer and motivational speaker.

Eva M. Pusateri

“In 15-plus years of hosting campaign training programs, Eva Pusateri continues to be one of the best trainers the Center for American Women and Politics has ever had.  Her extensive knowledge and expertise of campaign strategy combined with her clear, approachable communication style makes her workshops consistently among the highest rated on our program evaluation forms.”
Jean Sinzdak, Director, Program for Women Public Officials
Center for American Women and Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics

“Eva is an accomplished campaign consultant, with an expertise in comprehensive winning strategies and powerful communications.  I have retained Eva as a Campaign Consultant and Speech Writer, and we have worked side-by side as campaign trainers, having taught at very high-level schools together.  With a proven record of winning tough campaigns, Eva excels as a consultant and trainer and I wholeheartedly recommend her.”
Demetra DeMonte
National Committeewoman, IL
Former Secretary, RNC

“You know the old saying, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?’ What people don’t realize is that it isn’t broken because someone is working very hard to keep it that way.  That describes my relationship with Eva Pusateri, running AMPAC’s (the PAC of the American Medical Association) Candidate Workshop. The Workshop is our program for physicians who are interested in seeking public office, and for over 10 years, I have been the beneficiary of Eva’s professionalism and expertise as the lead consultant for planning and executing our program.”
Jim Wilson, PhD
Former Manager, Political Education Programs
American Medical Association PAC

“It is with great pleasure I recommend Eva, whom I worked with in my previous role as Director of Political Advocacy in the Depart of Government Affairs (ACOG), 2006-15. Eva proved to be a professional superbly qualified for the tasks before her. Eva’s warmth and insightfulness, along with a high level of professionalism, led her to receive a significant amount of our independent expenditure programs in the ’10, ’12 and ’14 election cycles. She is beyond your average consultant. Ms. Pusateri has always demonstrated a unique combination of professionalism, thoughtfulness, and ability. I am so pleased that I can continue to rely on Eva’s expertise.”
Stacie Monroe
Former Manager, Political Affairs
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Expert Communications & Training, Inc.

President and Founder of Expert Communications and Training, Inc., Eva Pusateri has successfully helped elect candidates to office at all levels of American politics for over a quarter century.  A master at creating winning strategies and pro-active, targeted messaging for her clients, Eva started her career in politics as a campaign manager and has helped her clients win their campaigns with aggressive grassroots efforts. Her campaign strategies are recognized for always being one step ahead of the opposition.

Eva shares her expertise and winning campaign strategies in lecture halls nationally where she provides top-notch training on every aspect of political campaigns.  Also providing leadership training, Eva’s unique perspective and special insight help win political, public affairs and public relations high-stakes campaigns, as well as branding and crisis management efforts. Specializing in both speech coaching and media training to help her clients successfully deal with the press, Eva’s strategic communications services also include television, radio, and voter persuasion direct mail advertising, websites, online advertising and social media.  In fact, Eva helped with the messaging and advertising for then Cong. Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” which helped Republicans win the majority in the House of Representatives in 1994.

Eva has also held important leadership roles in political training and issue development and messaging workshops nationally, including three years with the Republican Women Leaders Forum where she was responsible for issue development and messaging recommendations presented to Congress.  Eva also trained at many campaign schools across the country including ones for the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and Campaigns and Elections Magazine plus internationally for the International Republican Institute.  Dedicated to helping women succeed, Eva has also trained for the Center for American Women and Politics, NJ’s Excellence in Public Service Series, where she also served as a Board Member, and The Lincoln Series in Illinois, where she now serves as President of the Board.  

Impressed with both her campaign winning record and the integral leadership roles she played in important victories across the country, Campaigns and Elections' Magazine named Eva one of "74 Women Who Are Changing American Politics" and "A Rising Star".  

Illinois born and raised, Eva received her political training in Illinois where she started her career.  She then moved to Washington DC and lived on the east coast for a couple of decades before returning home to Illinois.