Even as a virtual Washingtonian, Olivia Pope can do no wrong. Maybe it's Scandal's girl-power undertones or the heroine's killer work wardrobe - or the show's plentiful local ties - the allure of the ABC series is undeniable. Whatever the reason for our addiction, we couldn't resist tracking down a few real-life Gladiators of our own.
From White House vets to K Street power players, we sat down with four D.C. crisis and reputation managers who have that elusive "Pope factor" in spades. We got them to dish on the best parts of their jobs, and share some timeless advice on how to navigate through the worst professional and personal shake-ups. That's right - it's handled.
Tiffany Carter, Account Director at Rep Equity
Tiffany Carter knows what it's like to build a business from the ground up. She worked alongside her boss to develop Rep Equity, which was recently named the 106th fastest-growing company by Deloitte. With an A-list clientele and