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Who We Are

partners of Black Diamond Strategies have over eighty years collectively navigating the complex public affairs and political landscape both nationally and internationally.

are proud to include in our ranks former members of Congress, senior presidential campaign advisors, and senior capitol hill staffers. Black Diamond Strategies' reach into and institutional knowledge about the fast-paced world of politics and public affairs is unsurpassed.
Hon. Connie Mack

Congressman Connie Mack draws on deep conservative ties, bicameral relationships and extensive foreign affairs experience to provide a wide variety of clients with political counsel, legislative strategies and access to policymakers. First elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, Representative Mack was subsequently elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005. During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere as well as the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee’s Repeal Caucus. Read More | Email | LinkedIn | Twitter
Rick Wiley

Rick Wiley is a national political consultant having managed state and national political campaigns, third party organizations and coalitions since the early 1990s. The 2016 election cycle saw Wiley serve as campaign manager for Gov. Scott Walker’s Presidential campaign and finish the cycle working as a consultant to Chairman Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee, managing their paid voter contact program in 13 battleground states. Wiley also served as the National Political Director for Donald Trump’s Presidential Primary campaign in the spring of 2016, helping secure the GOP nomination for Donald Trump. Read More | Email | Twitter
Doug Davenport

Mr. Davenport is a Washington, DC based public affairs professional and business entrepreneur with strong bipartisan relationships across all levels of federal and state government. His professional career spans 25 years of public policy and political advocacy campaigns inside Washington and across the 50 states. Mr. Davenport’s areas of policy expertise include: technology, financial services, foreign affairs, gaming, transportation, and intellectual property issues. During the historic 2016 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Davenport was an early supporter of the Donald J. Trump Campaign, serving as a Senior Advisor for the Pennsylvania Delegate Primary and the Political Whip Operation for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. Read More | Email
Hans Klingler

Hans Klingler is a government and public affairs professional with over 30 years of experience in both the political and corporate arenas. Most recently Klingler served as the Chief of Staff to Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security during the 113th and 114th sessions of Congress. Prior to that Klingler served as the Chief of Staff to the House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling during the 112th Congress. During the 111th Congress Hans was the Chief of Staff to Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL). Read More | Email | LinkedIn | Twitter
William Cardon

As an Associate at Black Diamond Strategies, William works with Black Diamond Strategies’ leadership to develop and execute public affairs campaigns spanning a wide range of industries and clients. In addition to his role at Black Diamond Strategies, William also works with Congressman Connie Mack IV as a Director at Mack Strategies and Liberty International Group. Read More | Email
Kyle Gilbert

As an Associate at Black Diamond Strategies, Kyle is dedicated to developing successful public affairs campaigns that span a diverse set of industries. Before joining the Black Diamond team, Kyle served as the Operations Director for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s successful 2018 re-election campaign, coordinating the Governor’s political team. In one of the worst years for Republican candidates in the past 50 years, Governor Hogan won by double digits in a deep blue state. Read More