Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity

We believe in free enterprise.

We are willing to fight for things that we believe in – like trade.

Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity (TAPP) was founded in the summer of 2009 and led by Pat Rosenstiel to marshal widespread national opposition to a Section 421 petition, which called for new tariffs on Chinese tires. After an overwhelmingly successful campaign to fight for America’s right to trade freely with other economies, TAPP has emerged as a leading voice in the debate over free trade in America. 

Co-founded by Ainsley Shea and currently directed by our very own Sara Croom, we have shaped all of TAPP’s work – from Kevin Gaffney working media relations, to branding/design and direct engagement with lawmakers. TAPP recently called for an entire new website to get their message across to important stakeholders while upping their profile through SEO. Ainsley Shea created a new website, with a content management system that brought their easy-to-update blog to the forefront of TAPP’s message center. We are advocates for entrepreneurs, businesses, and believe in creating success. 

From the Wall Street Journal to the Daily Caller – you just might read about TAPP’s accomplishments in some of the nation’s most influential publications.  

If you don’t believe in free enterprise, don’t bother.


Sara Croom

Managing Director, Ainsley Shea Potomac

Sara has worked at the highest levels of policymaking and government, first in office of the House Majority Leader and later, the Bush administration (as a congressional liaison between the President, First Lady and members of Congress). But that hasn’t stopped her from also making the ranks in some of D.C.’s biggest tech powerhouses like CampaignGrid, Disruptor Capital, and New Media Strategies. Croom is a strategic media consultant with a successful track record and extensive experience. If it’s political and online – she should be your first call.

Patrick Rosenstiel


Our fearless leader. Pat is recognized nationally for his expertise and results in politics, public affairs, public relations and business development. His objective as CEO of Ainsley Shea is to build the world's most effective and efficient integrated communications offering for corporate, government, and association group clients. And he’s getting it done.

Project Profiler


Ainsley Rosenstiel

Media Relations Intern

Faith Hansen

Copywriter & Production Artist

Kent Kaiser, Ph.D., APR

Senior Counselor

Robert Bausch

Senior Strategist

Sara Croom

Managing Director, Ainsley Shea Potomac

Mason Henry

Web Developer


Creative Director

Cameron Prudhomme

Video Production Specialist

Patrick Rosenstiel


Jing Zhang

Of Counsel