Kevin Madden, a well-known former House GOP leadership aide and Mitt Romney spokesman, is joining a South Carolina-based public affairs firm.

Madden will head up the new Washington office of Jim Dyke and Associates, while continuing his work with Glover Park Group.

Madden was a key communications aide to House Majority Leaders Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and John Boehner (R-Ohio) before joining up with Romney's 2008 campaign as national press secretary.

JDA President Jim Dyke said: “Kevin’s leadership abilities and his reputation as a top strategist fit perfectly with our business model, offering organizations the experience, knowledge and creativity required to build, execute and then win public affairs campaigns.”