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MARK KNOOP

Partner

Mark Knoop is a veteran public affairs consultant in South Carolina. Knoop brings to Kinetic Solutions over a decade of experience in strategic communications, advocacy, branding, and crisis management, and he has run large-scale state and national advertising campaigns.

Knoop has crafted and implemented TV and digital advertising campaigns for both small and large corporate clients, ranging from healthcare providers to restaurant groups.

In 2018, Knoop served as South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson's campaign manager and he currently leads the ground game for Senator Lindsey Graham. Mark provides institutional knowledge of media in the Carolinas and has run statewide organizations in a half dozen states. He has led dozens of successful elections and ballot initiatives on both local and statewide levels. He co-founded and leads the pro-business group Forward Charlotte, recently receiving accolades for "changing the course of City Council in Charlotte."

 

 

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Josh Ward

Partner

Josh Ward is a seasoned public affairs consultant in North Carolina. Ward brings over a decade of experience working with members of Congress, trade associations, corporations, and advocacy campaigns in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and nationally.

Prior to joining Kinetic Solutions, Ward was Director of Regional Public Affairs for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) where he helped manufacturers across the country advocate for federal public policies that would spur economic growth in the industry. Through his work with the NAM, the manufacturing industry was able to secure the votes in Congress needed to pass the USMCA trade deal.

Ward started his career in politics working on the campaigns of several North Carolina politicians before serving on the official staff of U.S. Senator Richard Burr. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, an advisory board member of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership and co-founded the pro-business advocacy group Forward Charlotte where he serves on the board of directors.

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Brit Schiel

Partner

Brit Schiel, a lifelong Wisconsin native, brings over fifteen years of experience in government, politics, and strategic communications.

A graduate of St. Norbert College, Schiel got his start working in the official office of Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. where his issue portfolio included the Social Security Administration, IRS, Medicare, FEMA and Veterans' Affairs. In 2011, Brit served as Rep. Sensenbrenner’s campaign manager. Since 2014, he has managed and advised numerous Wisconsin federal, state and local candidates.

In addition to his campaign work, Schiel serves as a strategic communications consultant to dozens of corporate and political clients, managing their day-to-day internal and external communications as well as digital marketing campaigns.

 

 


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Kevin Vinchattle

Associate

Kevin brings a veteran, in-depth background in both the legislative arena and trade association management. Vinchattle’s career includes more than 25 years of experience with state trade associations. He served more than 17 years as the CEO of the Iowa Poultry Association and Executive Director of the Iowa Egg Council.

Kevin began his career serving on the staff of the Iowa House Republican Caucus. He was promoted from this position to be the Leader’s assistant serving 3 years. In his role he was active with all levels of legislative/political activity.

His experience also includes government relations, public affairs, budgets, referendum management, media relations, promotions, membership development, meetings management and more. Kevin was also a member of the Waukee Iowa School Board and later managed several successful bond referendums for the district.

Kevin is a graduate of Iowa State University.

 

 

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Cory Done

Research Director

Cory Done has worked for over a decade in several capacities on both the official and campaign side of federal and state politics. Cory has crafted winning digital, TV, radio, and print campaign messaging for clients at the federal, state, and local levels of government, and has experience in public opinion polling and analysis for both candidate and issue advocacy campaigns.

As Research Director, Cory has conducted political and public policy research for federal, state, and local campaigns, organizations, and businesses from across the country.

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