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Mr. Dennis E. Whitfield

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Senior Vice President

Local Address: ARLINGTON, Virginia, United States
Conservative Majority Fund
Suite 802
Arlington, Virginia 22203
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degree , Journalism
    University of Georgia
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NARCP : National Association of Republican Campaign Professionals, 11 April 2010 [cached]
Ed Brookover | Rich Beeson | John Maxwell | Russ Schriefer | Jeff Larson | Charlie Black | Ann McCord | Mike Slanker | Ben Ginsberg | Terry Carmack | Dan Morgan | David Welch | Dave Johnson | Joe Gaylord | John Morgan Jr. | Dennis Whitfield | Monica Notzen | Harvey Hukari | Terry Nelson | Paul Wilson | Bill Lee | Ashley Jordan | Richard Norman | Whit Ayers | Eddie Mahe | Paula Nowakowski | Paul Bennecke | Tony Marsh | Robin Roberts | top
Dennis Whitfield
Dennis Whitfield Board Member Dennis Whitfield brings to BKSH and Associates nearly thirty-five years experience in the business, government, and state and national political arenas.
Mr. Whitfield served in both President Ronald Reagan's administrations, first as the Chief of Staff for the United States Trade Representative, and later as the Deputy Secretary of Labor.
Mr. Whitfield was nominated to that position by President Reagan in October of 1985 and confirmed by the US Senate the following November.
In early 1989, Mr. Whitfield co-founded and was managing partner of The Brock Group, a Washington, DC based international trade and strategic communications firm. He has also served as the Senior-Vice President of the National Federation of Independent Business for media and political communications.
He created and was executive editor of "The American Political Landscape Journal," a quarterly magazine devoted to the analysis of political trends at the state and national level.
From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Whitfield served in several capacities, including national political director, for the Republican National Committee.
Mr. Whitfield also served as special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture and was a senior legislative assistant at the US Department of Agriculture from January of 1976 until February of 1977.
Mr. Whitfield graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a degree in journalism.
Dennis E. Whitfield | The American Conservative Union, 17 Feb 2011 [cached]
Dennis E. Whitfield Executive Vice President
Dennis Whitfield brings more than thirty years of experience working within the highest levels of the Washington, D.C. business, political and government circles to his new role as Executive Vice President at the American Conservative Union. Over the course of his career, Whitfield has worked extensively with members of Congress, senior executive branch officials and private sector companies on a wide range of legislative, regulatory and political issues. Whitfield focuses on new business development and strategic planning. His extensive experience in international trade, public policy issues and grassroots communications enables him to be a highly effective advocate for public and private entities.
Whitfield served in both of President Ronald Reagan's administrations, initially as Chief of Staff for the United States Trade Representative, and then as the Deputy Secretary of Labor.
As Deputy Secretary, Whitfield served as the Chief Operating Officer for a department with ten major agencies, 19,000 employees and ten regional offices. He represented the administration before Congress, established and maintained a dialogue with business, organized labor and international organizations and served as the proxy for the Secretary of Labor on numerous administration coordinating groups, including the Economic Policy Council and the Domestic Policy Council.
After leaving the administration in March of 1989, Whitfield co-founded The Brock Group, an international consulting and government affairs firm. As Managing Partner, Whitfield provided global strategic advice and counseling on trade, political, legislative, and investment matters for U.S. and foreign companies.
From 1998 to 2003, Whitfield was a Senior Vice President at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's largest business advocacy group dedicated to supporting small and independent business. As the organization's point person for political and media communications, he designed and directed political and issue advocacy efforts, and developed complementary earned media strategies to support business and political goals. He created and was executive editor of The American Political Landscape Journal, a quarterly magazine devoted to the analysis of political trends at the state and national level.
Whitfield later was a director with BKSH & Associates, where he provided strategic communications and government relations counseling to private sector clients in need of political, issue advocacy, grassroots and media strategies to support business and political goals. He then served as Chairman of Direct Impact, a grassroots communications firm based in Alexandria, Virginia.
His other experience includes four years with the Republican National Committee, where he served in several capacities, including National Political Director. As National Director of "Commitment '80", the Reagan-Bush national volunteer effort, Whitfield headed up a movement that enlisted more than a million grassroots volunteers.
From January 1976 to February 1977, Whitfield served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture and was a Senior Legislative Assistant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Whitfield graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a degree in Journalism. He lives in Alexandria with his wife Linda.
Our Chairman is Dennis ..., 11 April 2014 [cached]
Our Chairman is Dennis Whitfield. Prior to joining Conservative StrikeForce, Mr. Whitfield served as the executive vice-president of the American Conservative Union from 2008-2011. Before ACU, he served as the senior vice president for the National Federation of Independent Business from 1998-2002. Prior to NFIB, Mr. Whitfield was the former deputy secretary of labor under President Ronald Reagan from 1985-1989.
Executive Staff | The American Conservative Union, 19 Jan 2012 [cached]
Dennis Whitfield Consultant
NFIB - About NFIB Display, 30 Nov 2001 [cached]
Dennis WhitfieldSenior Vice President, Grassroots & Media Communications
Dennis Whitfield leads NFIB's grassroots activities and media communications nationwide, involving NFIB members in efforts to elect lawmakers friendly to small business.
A native of Georgia with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, Whitfield came to NFIB in April of 1998.He was previously a co-founder and partner of The Brock Group, an international consulting firm.He acted as political director for the Republican National Committee and also served as deputy secretary and chief of staff in the U.S. Department of Labor and chief of staff to the U.S. trade representatives from 1981 to 1985.
He has been involved in political and grassroots activities at the local, state and national levels since 1966.
He and his wife, Linda, live in Alexandria, Va.
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