Trey Richardson is managing partner of Sagac Public Affairs and GR Pro, national companies providing fundraising, communication, market research and electioneering solutions to hundreds of corporations, trade associations and political groups. Known for his creativity, he has influenced political finance and issue advocacy activities throughout the United States for more than 30 years. He is the leader in the political community for strategy and implementation of political action committee operations, helping his clients raise and spend some $360 million each election cycle. Trey also heads numerous organizations engaged in the creation and execution of issue advocacy and independent expenditure activities to positively affect outcomes for pro-business candidates and initiatives.
Prior to his firms, Trey gained significant association experience having led the political action committee of the National Association of Realtors, as well as serving as Vice President of Government Affairs for both the Oklahoma and the Greater Orlando Associations of Realtors. While at NAR, he was responsible for planning and operations for the raising and distribution of all political funds, as well as the Association’s grassroots and issue advocacy efforts. During this tenure, he was recognized for growing the Realtor’s Political Action Committee to the largest business political committee in the nation. A station it continues to hold.
Trey began his career in the political division of the Oklahoma Republican Committee in 1986 under Congressman and then-Chairman Tom Cole. There, he led field operations for special elections, congressional and gubernatorial campaigns. Upon leaving the Realtors, he continued his political career path to the 2000 and 2004 Bush/Cheney Presidential campaigns and the Republican National Committee where he raised and managed online fundraising activities for the efforts. He is a veteran campaign fundraiser having led finance and strategy teams for numerous presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and legislative candidates throughout the U.S.
His firms have been recognized with 96 advertising and television awards in the last eight years for issue advocacy and fundraising campaigns. Trey has been named as one of the “Top Political Leaders in America” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine and has received numerous awards for association and government affairs programming from the American Society of Association Executives. He serves in various leadership positions for the National Association of Business Political Action Committees, American Association of Political Consultants, Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Society of Association Executives and Public Relations Society of America.
Trey is a highly quoted media source and speaker on advocacy operations, campaign finance and compliance for hundreds of news outlets and trade associations. He is also a prolific writer and publisher of numerous articles, research studies and whitepapers on electioneering, campaign finance, political action committees, communications and business issues.
Trey may be contacted at [email protected] or 202-841-3573.