Gillette Strategic Resources, LLC

Gillette Strategic Resources

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Graham Gillette

Graham Gillette has over twenty years experience in public affairs, media relations, event planning, public administration and communications.  During his career he has held management positions in state and federal government, been a member of several political campaign teams, served as spokesperson for numerous organizations, managed many national media events, and has provided public affairs counsel to a variety of businesses, not-for-profit associations and individuals.  This diverse experience allows him to present his clients with a unique perspective of media affairs, corporate communications, government relations and marketing.  

Graham Gillette began his political career in Florida as an aide to the Bob Martinez for Governor campaign.  During the Martinez Administration, Graham served as deputy director of political appointments and, later in the term, as the Governor's director of scheduling.  In 1990, President George Bush named Governor Martinez to be Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Graham continued to serve the Governor as his deputy chief of staff. 

Graham Gillette has formulated and executed public affairs programs for corporate, political and not-for-profit clients.  This work has included devising marketing initiatives, serving as a corporate spokesperson, formulating and implementing crisis management plans, managing large public events, developing strategic plans, serving as a political consultant, and coordinating government relations.  Some of Graham's clients have been Long Lines, Inc., Iowa Health – Des Moines, Campus Book Store, Inc., United Airlines, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Former Tennessee Governor and Senator Lamar Alexander, Argosy Gaming Company, the National Federation of Independent Business, Americans for Balanced Energy Choices, the Iowa Petroleum Marketers Association, Pioneer Hi-Bred International and TECO Energy.  

Graham Gillette is the president of Gillette Strategic Resources, LLC and holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the University of South Florida. He is currently serving as chair of the Board of Trustees of Des Moines Water Works and chair of the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Playhouse.  He was a member of the Des Moines School Board, has chaired the marketing and communications committee of the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross, was vice chair of the Des Moines Metro Transit Authority (now Des Moines Area Regional Transit), was a member of the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Board, was president of the Board of Trustees of the Des Moines Club, was president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Marketing Association, was a member of the board of the Iowa Better Business Bureau, was president of the Des Moines Talented and Gifted Association and served on the Plymouth Church Nursery School board.


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