Andrew Dunkley

Senior Public Affairs Manager

Andrew brings years of public affairs and political campaign, policy, and operational management experience to Strategic Elements. Andrew is a veteran of over 40 political and public affairs campaigns, including serving in the leadership role of campaign manager. Andrew has demonstrated the ability to find meaningful solutions to partisan and policy problems spanning the local, state, and federal levels of government in multiple states.

Before he transitioned to Strategic Elements, Andrew was Senior External Affairs Manager with Pac/West Strategies, a Denver, Colorado political consulting and public affairs consulting firm. During his time at Pac/West, Andrew served as the lead Account Manager responsible for client services, vendor and consultant management for several public policy initiatives. His experience spans from the energy to agricultural industries. It encompasses leadership of ballot measure campaigns and independent expenditures supporting pro-business candidates on both sides of the aisle.

Previously, Andrew had served as a Regional Director and campaign operative for a former U.S. Senator, where he directed and executed outreach throughout Colorado. His work involved various policy issue areas, including transportation and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, public lands and the environment, and agriculture and water. He has overseen legislation and government cooperation on all government levels, including federal funding for the I-25 Gap project and other successful transportation and infrastructure funding efforts.

Hometown

Sodom, New York

Fun Facts

Born and raised in in the middle of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Andrew translated his lumberjack genes into a football scholarship, playing offensive line for the University of Northern Colorado Bears.
Once knocked Snoop Dogg to the ground (on the sideline of a football game) only to have him give Andrew the nickname “Big Country.”
Can constantly be found listening to and sometimes performing either classic country or Broadway showtunes.
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