DDC Adds Jonathan Felts to Client Relations Team
July 9, 2018
DDC Public Affairs, the leading issue advocacy partner for more than two decades, announced Jonathan Felts as its new Senior Vice President, Client Relations. Felts, a public affairs and communications veteran with more than twenty years of experience, will oversee public affairs programs for Fortune 100 corporations, major organizations, and leading trade associations.
“Jonathan is a powerful addition to the DDC team,” said Jim Gianiny, President of DDC. “Pulling from his considerable political and public affairs background and deep knowledge of both the corporate and campaign arenas, Jonathan offers experienced insights into client issues that will be invaluable for their programs.”
Felts is a seasoned public affairs strategist who has worked with officials at the highest levels of federal and state government and the private sector, providing counsel on stakeholder engagement, press relations, and communications strategies. He is the former White House political director for President George W. Bush, advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, senior adviser to Gov. Pat McCrory (NC), and, more recently, a public affairs consultant in Raleigh, helping corporations navigate government.
“DDC has been at the forefront of many of the most successful public affairs and communications campaigns over the last two decades,” said Felts. “I was thrilled to be invited to join this team and look forward to leveraging DDC’s considerable resources to help solve issues for clients.”
As senior vice president at the American Bankers Association, Felts led the complete reorganization of its political and advocacy divisions in the wake of Dodd-Frank. As a resident program officer in Afghanistan, he trained local candidates and advocates. A graduate of North Carolina State University, his political career includes work with Vice President Dan Quayle, U.S. Senators Jeff Flake and “Lauch” Faircloth, and Congressman Robin Hayes.