Meet our team

Dave Griffiths – Senior Trainer
Dave Griffiths has a distinguished career spanning more than three decades as a print journalist, educator, and writing and media relations instructor. He has trained a variety of clients, from federal employees, to small business, insurance industry, and education executives.
With The Pincus Group, Dave trains corporate, non-profit and government clients in media relations and crisis communications, using his extensive expertise in national and local print media. Before joining The Pincus Group, Dave was a newspaper editor in Maine, following six years on the journalism faculty at Penn State University. He was also marketing consultant and founding managing editor of the Veterans Business Journal, a magazine.
Dave’s journalism career began as a reporter for the Kansas City Star, and spanned two decades in Washington DC, where he covered the Pentagon and the defense industry for three publications — Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, the newsletter Defense Week and Business Week magazine. Dave graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English, earning his MA in journalism at the University of Missouri. He is also an Army veteran, serving in Germany and Vietnam. He lives with his wife Catherine and their two sons, William and Richard.
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James Adams – Sr. VP, SE Region
James has served on the staffs of major broadcast and cable outlets for more than 20 years, including FOX TV, NBC, and CNBC. James joins TPG after a distinguished career as Emmy-award winning former Washington DC news anchor and member of the White House and Congressional Press Corps. James has trained both private and federal clients in preparing for media interaction, including the US Post Office, government representatives from DC to Saudi Arabia, and a number of interest groups.
He specializes in issue messaging and media training, particularly for those interacting with Capitol Hill in seeking change. James earned his B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Communications from American University in Washington DC. James divides his time between Washington DC and North Carolina.
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