Ed has served in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents (Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush,) including serving two tours of duty at the highest level of the White House as Assistant to the President. He directed both the White House Office of Political Affairs and the White Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for President Reagan.
In 1984, he managed President Ronald Reagan's reelection campaign, winning 49 of 50 states - the largest number of electoral votes in history. He was the first non-member of Congress to serve as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and was the Chief Political Advisor to the House Republican Leadership. During that period, Ed was instrumental in developing the strategy that led to the first Republican majority in nearly half a century. He also served as the Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Republican National Committee for four years.
He also ran the campaign to defeat the first sitting House Speaker, Tom Foley, in 1994. Mr. Rollins has had major managerial roles in nine other Presidential campaigns.
In the international arena, Ed has run winning campaigns in Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Brazil, Costa Rica and Colombia and has advised heads of state and executives of major corporations. He has served as the Economic Advisor to China's Jiansgu Province and the cities of Nanjing and Jinan.
In the corporate world, Ed has advised Fortune 500 chief executives and leaders of major trade associations on corporate reputation, crisis management, advertising, public relations, and governmental affairs and does so today as a Senior Advisor to Teneo Strategy.
Ed is the Senior Presidential fellow at Hofstra University's Center for the Study of the American Presidency, and a Senior Political analyst for FOX News. He also appears regularly on NBC, ABC, CNN and more.
Ed's 1996 memoir, Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms, was the best-selling political book in America. He was inducted into the Political Consultants Hall of Fame in 2011.