Who We Are


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.

Our Team

Raymond Glendening | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Raymond Glendening

Founder & CEO

Raymond Glendening is the founder and CEO of Scarlet Oak Strategies, which specializes in designing and managing national public affairs campaigns for global corporate clients, 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, local and market objectives.

Brian Doory | Scarlet Oak Strategies

Brian Doory

Managing Director, National Advocacy Campaigns

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.