Roy Temple is a veteran political, public affairs and digital strategist from the great state of Missouri and a co-founder of GPS Impact. Temple got started in digital as a blogger in 2005 when he helped found Fired Up! Missouri — recognized by the Washington Post as an outstanding local political blog.
Temple has served as a chief of staff to both a governor and a U.S. Senator. He also served as executive director for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s transition.
He has served on the digital and/or strategy teams for Governor Mel Carnahan, Senator Jean Carnahan, Governor Bob Holden, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Al Franken, Governor Tom Wolf, Governor Roy Cooper and for Priorities USA.
Temple has also assisted with crisis communications, including for natural disasters, plane crashes, recount litigation and political “scandals.”
Temple has been tapped to participate in debate prep for a wide variety of candidates and in the process has had the opportunity to debate Governor Mel Carnahan (playing Senator John Ashcroft), Senator Al Franken, Robin Carnahan and Jason Kander (playing Senator Roy Blunt), Governor Bob Holden (playing Senator Claire McCaskill), Brad Ellsworth (playing Senator Dan Coats) and Senator Sherrod Brown (playing Senator Mike DeWine).
Temple is a former Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party and is a licensed attorney.