Bill BuckleyPrincipalThe Direct Impact CompanyBill Buckley
, who has been at the forefront of grassroots and public affairs for the past two decades, rejoined Direct Impact in 2002.In his
role at Direct Impact
, Buckley draws on his
broad understanding of public policy development, advocacy, and communications, as well as strategic expertise and substantive knowledge of issues marketing, client relations, and project management, to guide projects from their initial inception through successful completion. Buckley
brings to Direct Impact insight into the corporate, trade association, and consulting worlds as they relate to the lobbying and public affairs arena.He
extensive experience to devise political and legislative strategies, build alliances, and develop and manage grassroots programs.
Buckley's cumulative career experience includes serving as managing director for Qorvis Communications; senior vice president at Shandwick Public Affairs; director of grassroots initiatives, director of public affairs initiatives, and manager of state & local government relations for Eastman Kodak Company; vice president of the Tobacco Institute; and as director of state affairs for the Chemical Manufacturers Association
career began with the Pharmaceutical Division of the Warner Lambert Company
. Buckley is a graduate of Ferris State University with a B.S. degree in marketing.He
also attended the Senior Executives in Government Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.