Reed Galen, Senior Advisor, A veteran public affairs and political professional with more than 20 years’ experience, Reed has been involved in politics, government and business at the highest levels.
Galen has spent the last eight years servicing major corporate clients and political campaigns, advising Fortune 50, 100 and 1000 companies in need of high-level counsel in the fields of strategic communications, procurement, regulatory issues and legislation. Reed’s political contacts are second-to-none in Washington, DC, California, Texas and many other states and cities.
In addition to his private sector work, Reed has managed several high-profile ballot measure campaigns in California, Texas and Colorado – directing all aspects of message development and voter contact. In California, Reed worked across the aisle to serve his clients and ensure their political goals were achieved through the ballot and on independent expenditure campaigns.
Before moving to the private sector, Reed served as Deputy Campaign Manager for John McCain’s presidential campaign and Deputy Campaign Manager for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s successful 2006 re-election campaign.
Prior to his move to California, Galen worked on both the 2000 and 2004 campaigns of President George W. Bush’s. Between campaigns, Galen spent a year at the White House and served the Bush Administration at both the US Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security.
Reed has had his work published in such outlets as The Orange County Register, RealClearPolitics and Politico and is regularly an expert voice on California and national politics and is often featured on the NBC Nightly News and in outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.