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We help our clients achieve their market, policy, regulatory and reputational objectives by motivating and mobilizing constituencies at the local level. 

Our Services 
Coalition Building at Scarlet Oak Strategies


Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications

Digital Advocacy

Digital Advocacy

Public Affairs

Public Affairs


We help companies, nonprofits, international governments, trade associations, and coalitions recruit allies and tell their stories to decision makers, stakeholders, and the media. 

Scarlet Oak Strategies has extensive experience in creating and managing public affairs campaigns for clients across the issue spectrum, including the agricultural, energy, financial services, health, housing, tax, technology, trade, and transportation industries.

Our active network of 1,200 veteran campaign and political operatives covers all 435 Congressional districts in all 50 states. Our team consists of former chiefs of staff, campaign managers, reporters, and lobbyists experienced in and native to that district. They are well connected with both Democrats and Republicans at the federal, state, and local levels.

While our toolbox continues to grow and change, our approach endures. Clients are our partners and we immerse ourselves in their businesses, issues, and culture. We assemble a tailored team of smart, experienced professionals to provide specific services or skills needed for each situation.

What Our Clients Say

Scarlet Oak Strategies helped us through a difficult time in the agricultural community by deepening our outreach to our policy targets with real, substantive and local engagement.

Jessica Bennett
Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association

Our Team

Raymond Glendening | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Raymond Glendening

Founder & CEO
David Richey

David Richey

Managing Director, Western U.S.
Brian Doory | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Brian Doory

Managing Director, National Advocacy Campaigns
Kate Coleman | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Kate Coleman

Senior Director for Strategic Communications
Parris N. Glendening

Parris N. Glendening

Senior Advisor, Energy, Infrastructure & Transportation
Niki Reading

Niki Reading

Senior Advisor, Media Relations & Strategic Comms
Michael Muller | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Michael Muller

Senior Director, New Jersey
Sean Floyd

Sean A. Floyd

Senior Advisor, District of Columbia & Advocacy Campaigns
Simon Behrmann

Simon Behrmann

Senior Advisor
Miranda Meyers

Miranda Meyers

Director, Mid-Atlantic
Emily Shay -Scarlet Oak Strategies

Emily Shay