Kelley Robertson has nearly 20 years of experience advising executives and candidates, managing public affairs and political campaigns, and leading organizations. Kelley designs and leads public policy campaigns for Fortune 100 companies and trade associations. She has a winning track record of shaping public policy, including legislative and regulatory initiatives to reflect client priorities. Her expertise includes healthcare, financial services, natural resources, energy, regulatory affairs, and litigation support.
A veteran of Republican politics at the national and state levels before joining DCI Group in 2007, Kelley served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Bush-Cheney ‘04 and as Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee, working closely with RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman. As RNC Chief of Staff, Kelley served as the organization’s chief operating officer directing nationwide initiatives, managing over 200 employees, and overseeing budgets exceeding $250 million.
Kelley’s experience includes serving in The White House as President George W. Bush’s Southern Political Director. In that capacity, she developed political strategies and served as the Administration’s political liaison to Governors, Members of Congress, state and local officials, supporters, political candidates, and political parties across a 10-state region. In addition, Kelley facilitated regional policy issue discussions between The White House, the Cabinet, Members of Congress, Governors, state and local officials, and coalitions.
Kelley served as the RNC’s Southeast Political Director and directed the GOP’s nationwide training programs as RNC Director of Political Education. She began her career working as Director of Karl Rove + Company where she was engaged in political consulting for Republican candidates and corporate interests and specialized in direct marketing strategies.
A native of Columbus, Georgia, Kelley received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Alabama. Kelley serves on the board of Project Right Side, a non-profit working to improve the political climate for gay and lesbian issues across the political spectrum. She lives with her family in Alexandria, Virginia.