Black Rock Group

About Us

The Black Rock Group (BRG) is a strategic communications and public affairs firm led by Michael Dubke, Carl Forti, Brian Jones and Chris Maloney. We have a proven track record of creating effective public policy, political and strategic communications campaigns. Our team works collaboratively with clients to shape public debates through paid, earned and digital media strategies. Founded by two Western New York natives, our firm has deep connections to the Buffalo area, including the historic Black Rock neighborhood.


BRG is an independent company. We don’t report to a corporate office or shareholders. We answer only to you. We pride ourselves on an aggressive campaign-style approach, tailored for our clients’ unique needs, that is ultimately focused on measuring and achieving results.