With more than 20 years of experience and a founding partner of the Dewey Square Group, Michael Whouley has been a key strategist in many of the nation’s high-profile public policy debates.
At Dewey Square, Michael has led “war room” campaigns and spearheaded messaging and political strategy operations for several Fortune 50 companies, non-profits, and coalitions. His expertise lies in sizing up a situation and developing and managing an effective strategy for the client to reach their goal and get the best results. Prior to founding the Dewey Square Group, Michael designed grassroots strategies for political candidates and private sector clients through his firm, Whouley and Associates.
Michael was widely recognized as the National Field Director for the Clinton/Gore ’92 presidential campaign and later as National Campaign Manager for Vice President Gore during the 1996 reelection immediately following the Clinton/Gore victory, he was appointed director of the Office of Priority Placement in the White House Office of Personnel. During the 2000 election, he served first as an advisor to the Gore campaign, and later as Chief Political Strategist at the Democratic National Committee.
In 2004, Michael acted as a senior advisor to the John Kerry campaign. He later returned to the DNC as General Election Director, overseeing the largest election operation in party history.
In 2006, he was hired by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to oversee the national GOTV activities that helped lead to a historic 29-seat gain and Democratic control of Congress.