Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, has signed on with KNP Communications.
The firm specializes in coaching leaders, executives and advocates, and helps Democratic candidates.
Buttigieg said he will share his experience as a "theater artist, middle-school teacher, and campaigner with our clients."
Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and bestselling author of "I Have Something to Tell You," has much more to say.
The LGBTQ rights advocate and former teacher has signed on with KNP Communications as a senior consultant, Politico Playbook first reported on Monday.
"I am thrilled to be joining the team at KNP and to have the opportunity to share my experiences as a theater artist, middle-school teacher, and campaigner with our clients," he said in a statement.
The private firm works with Democratic candidates in national, state, and local elections. The firm specializes in helping leaders, executives, and advocates in all sectors become "outstanding communicators," the firm's blog post says. It offers speaking and media training, speech writing, and other communications services.
"Chasten brings a wealth of experience as an advocate who knows what it means to forge a meaningful connection with an audience," Matthew Kohut, managing partner of KNP, said in a statement. "He understands that great communication begins with authenticity."
—Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) October 3, 2022
Chasten left his job as a humanities and drama teacher at a South Bend Montessori school to work as an advisor, campaign spokesperson, and social media campaigner during his husband's 2020 Democratic presidential primary bid. His debut memoir in 2020, about his relationship with his husband and growing up gay, was a New York Times bestseller.
Chasten and Pete Buttigieg were married in 2018 and have two children.
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