Cara joins the team after servingĀ as Representative Garnet Coleman’s Communications Director.

Austin, Texas — Last week, Public Blueprint announced the addition of Cara Gustafson as the team’s new Communications Specialist. Cara’s strong press connections and vast experience with the media landscape in Texas will bring immeasurable value to both clients and the Public Blueprint team as we approach the 2021 Legislative Session.

“We are all thrilled to have Cara join our growing team,” said founder and Chief Executive Officer David White. “Her deep experience in the Texas Capitol press circles and history of producing results will be invaluable to Public Blueprint’s communications capabilities.”

Most recently, Cara served as the Communications Director for Representative Garnet Coleman during both the 2017 and 2019 Legislative Sessions. During her time in Representative Coleman’s office, she placed stories with major publications including the New York Times, LA Times, Houston Chronicle, Texas Tribune, and many others. 

“I gained incredible experience in both policy and press issues working in the Capitol, specifically for Rep. Coleman. I am looking forward to using these skills in a new way for Public Blueprint’s portfolio of clients,” said Gustafson. 

Public Blueprint is an Austin, Texas-based public affairs firm specializing in government relations, communications, digital and grassroots advocacy.  Through a combination of deep relationships in and around the Texas Capitol, an unrivaled work ethic, and a passion for innovation, we provide our clients with the counsel, planning, and execution necessary to achieve their public policy goals. Learn more about Cara Gustafson and Public Blueprint at