Senior Vice President, Client Relations
As Senior Vice President of Client Relations, Jonathan Felts oversees public affairs programs for Fortune 100 corporations, major organizations, and leading trade associations. In this role, Jonathan uses twenty years of public affairs and communications experience to develop and implement strategic campaigns for DDC clients.
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 at all levels.
Felts has frequently sought out tough public affairs challenges, ranging from democracy-development in Afghanistan to working with the American Bankers Association to lead the complete reorganization of its political and advocacy divisions in the wake of Dodd-Frank. As a resident program officer in Afghanistan, he led campaign training efforts for more than 400 independent parliamentary candidates and campaign supporters. His political career includes work with Vice President Dan Quayle, U.S. Senators Jeff Flake and “Lauch” Faircloth, and Congressman Robin Hayes.
Felts and his wife, Courtney, live in Raleigh where they share a home with two young sons and Indie, the Kabul street dog who convinced Felts to bring her home from Afghanistan. Felts is a graduate of North Carolina State University.