Doug TurnerPartnerFor nearly 20 years, Doug has provided political and strategic counsel to executives of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, governmental and nonprofit organizations. He has managed campaigns for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and consulted on campaigns in Asia and Europe.
Max HamelStrategic AdviserMax got his start in politics over 15 years ago and since then has served in a press, policy or political positions on dozens of local, state and federal political campaigns across the country. In addition to his background in political campaigns and corporate consulting, Max has served in government as a policy and political advisor.
Chris TaylorChief Operating OfficerChris has applied his unique approach to problem solving to implement strategies and policies that help firms succeed. A Certified Public Accountant, Chris has consulted for a wide variety of industries including oil and gas, commercial construction and Native American and Tribal entities. He’s also worked closely with many notable public and elected officials as both a policy and financial advisor.
Gerges ScottSenior Vice PresidentGerges leads the energy unit that helps industry clients overcome challenges related to regulatory, government, media and community support. He also heads the company’s Media and Community Relations Unit, drawing on his extensive broadcast and journalism experience to advise on broad media strategies, addresses crisis communications challenges and create custom media training programs.
Katie DuBerryCreative DirectorKatie is involved in every step of the branding/advertising process from developing the brand/communication strategy to final execution of all materials. Katie’s breadth of experience spans across many client industries, from retail, tourism, real estate development, business to business and healthcare to public utilities, education, transportation, fitness and high tech.
Nick ParkerVice President Nick brings a unique perspective to Agenda, having spent almost 17 years managing contentious projects with competing interests and a great deal of public, private and media scrutiny. Over the years, and under trial by fire, he has developed a broad and well-honed strategic toolkit that benefits Agenda’s clients.
Adam TurnerProduct DirectorAn award-winning filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and creative director, Adam’s experience extends to a wide variety of media specialties, including long and short form narrative, commercial production, industrial videos and radio.
Ed SchaferSenior AdvisorEd Schafer is one of very few leaders with experience and proven performance in both business and government. He has led a multi-national consumer products business and several entrepreneurial start-up companies as well as serving as the Governor of North Dakota twice. This experience gives Ed expertise in building effective coalitions and ensuring healthy partnerships between business and government.
Ben NelsonSenior AdvisorSenator Ben Nelson brings to Agenda his unique combination of executive, legislative and regulatory experience. He was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, and was Governor of Nebraska for a successful two-terms.
Craig PatteeStrategic AdviserCraig’s background is in developing and managing integrated public affairs campaigns. He advises a number of private equity, fund, and personal investors, as well as company management looking for assistance with growth strategy and capital investment. He also presents to business groups and investors on the policy issues impacting key markets, including education, healthcare, energy and the environment.
Patrick WormsVice President - EuropePatrick Worms’ expertise is in building reputations for government agencies and transnational corporations. As a partner on the international stage, with a qualified emphasis on Europe, Belgium-based Mr. Worms delivers winning strategies and results to varied, global clients.
Chris TalbotSenior Advisor - DigitalChris Talbot is an expert on digital marketing in politics. He provides online communications and media strategy, as well as message development and implementation, social media management, online advertising, tracking and analysis.
Alison HardenSenior AdvisorAli Harden has spent over a decade in Washington, DC, and is a veteran in the arena of public affairs, grassroots and politics. She developed and implemented strategic communications and public affairs campaigns for a wide range of corporate clients, including leading energy, government consulting, and financial services companies.
Jeff CraterSenior Energy AdvisorJeff has spent his career at the policy intersections of energy, environmental and national security policy, and brings a wealth of business and government service experience. He has led teams through U.S. Government legislative, funding, and regulatory initiatives as well as managed lobbying and public relations campaigns representing small Fortune 500 companies.
Chris CollierSenior Vice President – Southern CaliforniaChris Collier is a veteran of California public relations and public affairs with nearly a decade of experience crafting strategy and navigating complex public policy and communications issues for clients across the state. He has worked on over 80 political races across California and has successfully worked to elect officials from Sacramento to Los Angeles.