Who We Are


Scarlet Oak Strategies is a public affairs, strategic communications, and campaign firm.

We help our clients create meaningful impact at the local level to influence policy, elections, and public opinion.

Scarlet Oak Strategies has extensive experience in creating and managing local 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 many issue advocacy organizations and trade associations come to Scarlet Oak Strategies for help with state and federal policy needs, many global corporate clients have also turned to us for locally-driven reputation and brand campaigns.

Our clients include The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, CVS Health, Gramercy Funds, Pew Charitable Trusts, Teck Resources, Truth Initiative, Renewable Fuels Association.

Our Team

Raymond Glendening | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Raymond Glendening

Founder and CEO

Raymond Glendening is the founder and CEO of Scarlet Oak Strategies, which specializes in designing and managing Public Affairs and Grassroots campaigns for national trade associations and issue advocacy organizations. Clients from across the issue spectrum, including agriculture, energy, financial services, health care, sustainability, technology and transportation, have turned to Scarlet Oak for campaigns to advance their federal, state and local policy objectives.

Kate Coleman | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Kate Coleman

Senior Director for Strategic Communications

Kate Coleman leads a number of client service offerings for Scarlet Oak Strategies, including coalition and strategic partnership development and management; brand and crisis reputation communications; and membership activation services for advocacy organizations and trade associations.

Brian Doory | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Brian Doory

Senior Advisor

Spanning sectors and issues, Brian develops unique strategies to protect reputations and achieve policy objectives. He works with clients facing challenging public affairs and communications issues arising from legislation, regulation, investigation, litigation, and other crisis situations. He has worked with clients in the technology, financial services, health care, transportation, manufacturing, energy, labor, and education sectors.

Michael Muller | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Michael Muller

Senior Director, New Jersey

Michael Muller leads Scarlet Oak Strategies’ New Jersey practice and has overseen campaigns on health, finance, and international issues.

Corey Platt - Scarlet Oak Strategies

Corey Platt

Senior Advisor, State and Local Strategy

Corey Platt’s experience reaches across the country and he advises elected officials, Super PACs, labor unions, corporations, and trade associations on all aspects of strategic planning, political engagement, and coalition building.