Dwayne Bickford is a seasoned public affairs professional and the Senior Vice President of Gunster Strategies Worldwide. His extensive background in managing campaigns and overseeing issue advocacy programs has given him — and Gunster Strategies Worldwide — the experience required to help any client’s advocacy campaign.
Dwayne specializes in legislative advocacy at a federal, state, and local level. For the past 12 years, he has been an advocacy consultant and ballot initiative manager for a wide array of public policy initiatives and projects spanning national and international levels. His work has put him at the heart of campaigns in Maine, Oklahoma, Colorado, Massachusetts, California, France, and the United Kingdom.
His approach to advocacy campaigns combines disciplined management and a mix of opinion research, with grassroots, coalition building, media relations, GOTV programs, and paid advertising.
In his past, Dwayne has served as both campaign manager and as consultant on numerous local and statewide ballot measures and grassroot advocacy campaigns. Issues that Dwayne has worked on range from tax and environmental policy, infrastructure, and regulatory issues.
He has served as the Executive Director of the Maine Republican Party and acted as Victory Director for two federal coordinated campaigns and been considered a trusted adviser among candidates running for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, state, and local offices.
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