Direct Edge Campaigns adds James Klein as Senior VP, Opens Florida Office
NASHVILLE — James Klein has joined Direct Edge Campaigns as Senior Vice President. He will open and run Direct Edge’s satellite office in Florida, where he will manage business development efforts and work directly with clients across the country. A veteran operative, Klein most recently was the Director of Advocacy and Data Strategy for the American Federation for Children.
"We are thrilled to have someone of James Klein’s caliber join Direct Edge,”said Gregory Gleaves, founder and president of Direct Edge Campaigns. “His experience consulting for state and national party committees, independent expenditures, ballot initiatives and campaigns in nearly 30 states will help us expand our national footprint and service more campaigns of all sizes."
In addition to his experience with AFC, Klein has worked for a public affairs firm devising strategies, leading programs, and executing mail and digital projects for some of the nation’s most high-profile campaigns, including those for presidential candidates and countless sitting governors, U.S. Senators, and members of Congress. Additionally, he has served as a senior strategist where he helped lead the Republican takeovers of legislative Chambers across the country.
“I’m extremely excited to be teaming up with Gregory Gleaves and Direct Edge,” said Klein. “Time and time again, they have shown that it’s still possible to deliver winning results, without sacrificing the speed, personalization, and customer service modern campaigns depend upon to share their unique stories with the voters that matter most to their race. There is nothing cookie cutter at Direct Edge. By opening our new office in Florida, we’ll now be able to bring this approach to winning to even more political campaigns and organizations across the country."
Direct Edge is an award-winning, full-service Republican direct mail firm that takes projects from concept to the mailbox. Direct Edge is active in 18 states and is continually expanding its national footprint. In addition to direct mail the firm specializes in targeting, branding, campaign strategy, and graphic design and will be announcing new ventures in the coming months.