Senior Vice President, Washington, DC
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John Dunagan designs and leads the execution of the firm’s large-scale, multi-faceted public affairs campaigns across the U.S. John brings more than 18 years of professional experience in corporate, political and nonprofit grassroots campaign strategy and implementation. John is an expert in recruiting and mobilizing advocates by seamlessly integrating online and offline approaches to recruit and activate stakeholders on client issues.
Prior to joining VOX, John was a senior vice president at DDC Advocacy and a founding member of CrossLink Strategy Group (later Mercury). He also served as the executive director of the Bush-Cheney ’04 re-election campaign in Michigan, where he managed and executed statewide grassroots, communications, coalition and legal strategies in a key battleground state. John has served as a vice president at the public affairs firms Edelman and Powell Tate where he managed national and statewide issue campaigns.
In addition to his grassroots expertise, John is also well versed in the emerging field of grasstops campaign mobilization. Using his high-level contacts across the United States, John is able to bring major influencers to the table on large and important policy issues.
John frequently lectures on topics ranging from grassroots lobbying strategy to earned media and political campaign management for organizations such as the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and AMPAC. He has also been featured on XM Radio and quoted in publications such as Roll Call, The Detroit News, Politics Magazine, Daily Caller and TownHall.com.
John graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Oswego.
He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife Ellen, sons Jack and Nicholas and newborn daughter Charlotte.
An avid baseball enthusiast, John spends far too much time thinking about baseball and espousing the virtues of advanced defensive metrics and the 1978 New York Yankees.