Trent Phillips

Trent Phillips

Communications Strategist & Political Consultant

Trent Phillips advises clients on content and strategy, with a focus on political and legislative communications.


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As a director at Consensus Communications, Trent Phillips advises clients on content and strategy, with a focus on political and legislative communications.  A veteran of the state legislature and of numerous campaigns, Trent’s experience includes advising successful candidates, political campaigns, and elected officials across the Sunshine State.

Prior to joining Consensus, Trent served as a Legislative Analyst in the Florida Senate Majority Office, where he advised members of the Republican caucus on policy initiatives and developed communication strategies that enabled Senators to effectively message their achievements to their constituents and the media. During the 2018 campaign cycle, Trent served as Deputy State Director with the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, developing comprehensive grassroots and political operations in battleground Tampa Bay and I-4 Corridor legislative races. 

Trent also served as Legislative Assistant to State Senator Jeff Brandes and State Representative James Grant, helping to advance policy proposals that embraced innovation and technology. He returns to Consensus after working on the “No Casinos” team in 2014. 

A native of Orlando, Trent graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Political Science. In 2016, Trent was named one of Florida Politics “30 Under 30” rising stars in Florida Politics.