DUANE DICHIARA, Partner
For more than 20 years Duane Dichiara has been managing political campaigns. A general strategist, he has advised national, statewide, congressional, legislative, big city, and initiative campaigns throughout the country.
In the 1990’s Duane managed California legislative targets, where he helped re-invent the concept of Republican ground organizations. This “RPD system” became a model for future GOP organizing efforts nationally.
A Sacramento veteran, Duane served as chief of staff to three members of the State Assembly and in 2002 he co-founded Coronado Communications, a political and initiative consulting firm and in 2009 he launched Revolvis. Both firms have had a strong track record of winning urban seats where Democrats have strong registration advantages.
As one of the country’s leading writers of direct mail, he has received several of the American Association of Political Consultant’s “Pollie Awards.” However, he is less concerned with mail that wins awards and more interested in mail that gets results.
Duane has served as chairman of the California Republican Party’s CALPLAN Committee, and founded both the California Republican Chiefs of Staff Association and GROW Elect, an organization that recruits, trains, and elects Latino Republicans.
In 2006, Keith Olbermann called Jason the “Worst Person in the World.” And in 25 years working on campaigns and public policy at the federal, state, and local level, he’s been called a lot of names.
A Washington veteran, Jason served as senior advisor to Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential run, deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s run in 2007, and chief of staff to Congressman Tom Feeney (FL) and to the Under Secretary of Commerce in the George W. Bush Administration. He’s managed nationally watched campaigns including former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (TX), Congressman Peter Roskam (IL), and Clinton House Impeachment Manager James Rogan (CA).
Jason has long been interested in global development and international democracy-building, serving as an international election observer for presidential elections in Nigeria and Liberia, training parliamentary candidates in Bulgaria, and developing the first comprehensive analysis of Iraq’s emerging political parties after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.
The Hill Newspaper called Jason one of the “most effective staffers on Capitol Hill” and Campaigns & Elections Magazine called him a “Rising Star.” In 2005, the German Marshall Fund named him a Manfred Woerner Fellow.
Valerie Dichiara is a founding partner of REVOLVIS, with more than ten years of corporate and grasstops experience. As an account executive for a national consulting firm, she managed public affairs contracts for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. She developed an in-depth knowledge of energy, technology, and anti-trust issues working for clients including Boeing, Microsoft, International Paper, Channel One, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
A veteran of several campaigns for Governor, Congress, and the Legislature, her clients have included the recall campaign of Governor Gray Davis, Darrell Issa for Governor, and Tom McClintock for Lt. Governor.
Passionate about Right to Work, Valerie worked as a fundraiser for the Merit Shop Roundtable, raising money to defeat anti-Right-to-Work candidates throughout California. She has coordinated pro-free market demonstrations at the World Trade Organization and other public events.
Valerie volunteers her time with Junior League of Sacramento and serves on the State Public Affairs Committee.
With nearly 20 years of experience in campaigns, fundraising, trade associations, and government service, Justin Matheson manages the Seattle office of REVOLVIS and oversees Pacific Northwest operations.
Justin served as chief of staff to three California legislators, executive director of the California Hospital Association PAC, and managed dozens of statewide and legislative races, including Kansas Governor. He served as political director for California Senate Republican Leader Jim Brulte, overseeing all caucus target races for Senate Republican leaders, and coordinating with statewide candidates.
Justin is chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross – Capital Region Chapter, a board member of Cal-Innovates, and is an advisory committee member of Crime Victims United of California. He previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors for Californians Allied for Patient Protection PAC.
Mike Foster has more than 10 years of business experience in a range of industries. During his collegiate years, he spent two years internationally where he attended the University of Iberoamericana in Mexico City, IE Business School in Madrid, and interned in Buenos Aires for ImagenHB. In addition, he earned an MBA with a concentration in corporate finance and international business from the University of San Diego.