Dave Whalen is a strategist, writer & producer with more than two decades of experience translating quantitative and qualitative research into effective political and advocacy campaigns.

In recent election cycles, Whalen worked extensively on independent expenditure and ballot measure campaigns, producing ads for successful efforts in more than a dozen states.

Whalen produced ads for the 2014 and 2018 campaigns of Governor Doug Ducey (AZ) and wrote and produced ads for the Super PAC supporting Governor Charlie Baker (MA) those same cycles.

In prior cycles, Whalen worked for the Super PAC supporting Senator Rob Portman (OH), and Restore our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC.

Whalen has worked in support of Fortune 500 companies and new economy leaders. He has written and produced ads about the app-based economy, energy, financial services, health care, trade, and more. He is well-versed in policy and has worked in all regions of the country.

Whalen is a graduate of Wake Forest University and a long-suffering Demon Deacons fan. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his husband Colin, and their daughter Mackenzie.