Robert Paduchik is an accomplished strategist with three decades of experience leading political and public affairs campaigns. Recognized by many political professionals as one of the “outstanding campaign managers in America” and an expert in Ohio politics. Mr. Paduchik has gained extensive experience advising Republican campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. He is a proven leader of multi-million dollar initiatives representing the energy sector and other industries. Mr. Paduchik is a dynamic leader with ability to build consensus to create innovative solutions.
TRADE ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Chief of Staff responsible for management and daily operations of a $20 million, 17-person staff trade association representing the coal-fueled electricity industry. Transformed the association’s operations through innovative and operational improvements including a workforce analysis and staff realignment. Manages the association’s annual budget and revenue with responsibility for fiscal, governance and legal compliance. Serves as senior advisor and strategist to association’s President/CEO.
Portman for U.S. Senate
Managed the cycle’s top targeted U.S. Senate race and delivered an 18% margin of victory. Oversaw a $17 million budget and 12 person campaign team. Led efforts to develop message, political and fundraising strategies for the 20-month campaign that included an $11 million advertising effort.
Served as the Ohio Campaign Manager for President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. Assembled and managed the statewide grassroots team that delivered the state’s 20 Electoral votes by a 2% margin of victory. In 2000, led the Ohio Bush-Cheney campaign as Executive Director and served as the operations manager for Broward County during the Florida recount.
Ohio Governor Bob Taft
Appointed Director of Constituent Affairs responsible for Minority, Veterans and Cultural affairs. Political Director for gubernatorial campaign managing a statewide grass-roots and outreach effort to traditional and non-traditional constituencies. Engineered the crucial endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police Ohio Lodge.
U.S. Senator Mike DeWine
District Representative for U.S. Senator Mike DeWine responsible for constituent affairs for Northeast Ohio. Served as regional coordinator for the 1994 campaign and held Cuyahoga County to less than a 24,000 vote margin of defeat.
ENERGY POLICY EXPERT
America Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Served as Senior Vice President for State Affairs and Outreach responsible for advocating coal-fueled electricity policies before state government officials and non-governmental organizations. Managed a staff of 5 and oversaw an annual budget of $6 million. Responsible for understanding Federal and state regulations impacting coal-fueled electricity.
U.S. Department of Energy
Appointed to the Senior Executive Service by President George W. Bush to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intergovernmental, External and Indian Affairs. Managed external affairs operations and led efforts to educate Governors, Attorneys General, state legislators and other elected officials regarding Department of Energy policies impacting the 50 states and U.S. territories. Spearheaded the Yucca Mountain Project site resolution designating a national repository for spent nuclear fuel. The YMP resolution passed the House and Senate with overwhelming majorities. Played a critical role in maintaining “cold standby” status of the Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Southeast Ohio to ensure a future path for domestic uranium enrichment.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONSULTANT
DCI Group, LLC
Served as a Vice President of Client Services for global public affairs firm providing public affairs and campaign management counsel to Fortune 50 companies. Managed ballot initiatives and public affairs campaigns for clients in the energy, telecommunications, chemical, gaming, pharmaceutical, and education sectors. Campaign management involved leading coalitions, federal and state lobbying, state field teams and third party alliances.
Department of the Army
Defense Fellow assigned to the Office of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Served as an action officer on the “Army of One” advertising campaign and the eArmyU.com online education portal.
Mr. Paduchik lives with his wife and two daughters in Genoa Township, Ohio and they belong to St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church. He is active in his community as a member of the Board of the FOP of Ohio Foundation and a U.S. Soccer Federation certified coach.