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.
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.
David Richey leads the advocacy and public affairs team in the Western U.S. He works on behalf of clients ranging from global energy companies and developers to the natural resource and maritime industries on high-profile – often contentious – projects.
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.
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.
Governor Parris Glendening has had three successful careers, as an elected official for over three decades, a distinguished college teacher and an advocate for the environment, education, health issues and transit.
Niki Reading brings two decades of experience spanning journalism and strategic communications consulting to Scarlet Oak Strategies.
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.
Michael Muller leads Scarlet Oak Strategies’ New Jersey practice and has overseen campaigns on health, finance, and international issues.
Sean A. Floyd leads Scarlet Oak Strategies local District of Columbia public affairs practice and works with advocacy and grasstops public affairs clients across the country. He served as chief of staff to the Senior Advisor to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and was previously Mayor Bowser’s Director of Scheduling.
Simon Behrmann serves as Senior Advisor to Scarlet Oak Strategies managing complex integrated campaigns using a wide spectrum of vehicles, including advertising, digital/social media, and grassroots marketing.
Miranda Meyers is an established government affairs professional in New Jersey who has worked in the NJ State Legislature and has served on community and issue advocacy boards. She specializes in legislative research and advocacy and government and public affairs.