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Shelbybio for web

  1. 1. RICHARD D. SHELBYRichard Shelby is a senior political strategist deeply entrenched in public affairsadvocacy and grass roots campaigns on national issues. Most recently, he wasExecutive Vice President for Public Affairs for the American Gas Association where hewas responsible for advocacy outreach, communications and public relations with amajor focus on Capitol Hill and the Executive branch of government.Shelby has been active in state and national political campaigns, and served as one ofRonald Reagan’s Regional Political Directors, covering nine states. He then went on toserve in the Reagan White House, and in 1982 was National Campaign Director for theRepublican National Committee. He was also the Interim Convention Manager of the1984 Republican National Convention.Past political clients with whom Shelby has worked include U.S. Senator Don Nickles,U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, Congressman Jim McCrery,Congressman Ed Whitfield, Congressman Bob Barr, Congressman Bill Emerson,Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson and Congressman Jack Buechner.His international experience includes providing political counsel to democratic partiesand candidates in Russia, Ukraine and Albania.In the area of grassroots activity and development, Shelby has played key roles in manybattles including the utility industry fight against clean air legislation, the health insuranceindustry battle against the Clinton Health Care initiative and in the effort at both the stateand federal levels in support of official language legislation.Prior Experience:American Gas AssociationDeputy Director White House PersonnelAdvisor to Members of CongressHighlights:Advisory Board Co-Chair Center for National PolicyBoard Member Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)Board Member Public Affairs Council

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