JUSTIN MCCAULLEY — PRESIDENT
justin [at] mccaulley.com
Justin McCaulley is an experienced consultant in philanthropic, media, and political/government arenas serving corporations, local governments, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.
Justin brings a new approach to the delivery of communications and opportunity development services. Justin works with McCaulley&Company clients face-to-face to develop customized and innovative solutions which meet their goals. His expertise in the legislative, regulatory, procurement, grants/incentives, and budget/appropriations processes has provided his clients with an exceptional record of success in securing favorable policy or funding for programs, technology development, and capital projects. Justin maintains excellent relationships with funders, federal and state legislators and their senior staff, and agency officials, which enables him to advocate effectively for clients and their causes. Justin puts those relationships to work for clients, opening doors and delivering insight which had been previously out of reach.
Prior to McCaulley&Company, Justin was a grant writer and director of the federal advocacy practice in the Washington, DC office of a government relations firm he cofounded in 2002. There, he impacted federal policy on behalf of client interests and delivered tens of millions of dollars in federal, state, and local funding for client projects.
Justin splits his time between Washington, DC, Cleveland, Ohio, and client locations across the United States, working closely with clients and government officials.
An Ohio native, Justin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Ohio University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.
In his spare time, Justin has volunteered for the Alzheimer's Association and the American Diabetes Association and served on the Professional Ethics and Standards Committee of the American League of Lobbyists. Today, Justin prefers to spend time with his wife and daughter. He is also an occasional guitar player, frustrated golfer, avid reader, hopeful Browns fan, and karaoke rock star.
SHANNON STRACHAN — SENIOR ASSOCIATE
shannon [at] mccaulley.com
Shannon Strachan is experienced in philanthropic, legal, community, and government arenas serving local governments, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Shannon brings a unique background to the delivery of communications and opportunity development services. Her expertise in community development and branding as well as collaboration-building has provided public and nonprofit clients with the ability to reach further and do more with their resources. She has had extensive experience in fundraising, grant writing, sponsorship development, and volunteer recruitment, management, and stewardship. She has worked to develop funding streams for many nonprofits through grants, sponsorship, and donors.
Prior to McCaulley&Company, Shannon was Chief of Staff for the Mayor of the City of Lakewood. There, she served as a member of the executive team, project manager on high-profile projects, liaison for the Mayor to coordinate stakeholders and collaborate with cross-functional city department teams, boards, commissions, and task forces to improve decision-making and ensure program success.
An Ohio native, Shannon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Miami University and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University.
Shannon has served as a volunteer for the Internationals Soccer Club and the Cleveland Internationals US Development Academy, handling marketing and administration for ten years. She has volunteered for many nonprofits in Lakewood including the Lakewood Public Library Foundation, Junior Woman's Club, and the Lakewood Ranger Education Foundation, holding team and leadership positions in each. She has also served on the Parent Board for the University of Akron. Today, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband and adult children. She is a soccer enthusiast and a dedicated Akron Zips Men's Soccer fan. She enjoys boating and being on Lake Erie with her family and she enjoys reading and hiking with her husband and Goldendoodle.
CARLY SENKO — ASSOCIATE
carly [at] mccaulley.com
Carly is a business intelligence specialist supporting client projects through research, relationship development, and database management.
Prior to joining McCaulley&Company, Carly worked in advocacy and customer care in the health and wellness industry. This experience and her enthusiasm for her work has positioned her well for her role in stakeholder development and relationship building projects at McCaulley&Company.
Carly received a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology from Ohio University and resides in her native Cleveland, Ohio.
KATHERINE SCHWARZ — ASSOCIATE
katherine [at] mccaulley.com
Katherine is a public affairs professional with 12 years of experience working on political campaigns, in state and local governments, and for nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining McCaulley&Company, Katherine managed multiple field programs for political campaigns across Ohio and the East Coast. Her work focused on personal and face-to-face interactions with voters. She brings this same personal approach to McCaulley&Company’s clients.
Most recently, Katherine served as the state field director to the Ohio affiliate of a prominent healthcare nonprofit where she honed her skills in strategic planning, coalition building, grants management, and advocacy. During her tenure, Katherine secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to support the organization’s programs.
An Ohio native, Katherine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the American University and a Master of Applied Politics degree from the Ray C. Bliss Institute at the University of Akron.
Katherine resides in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two children.
STEPHANIE KREINER — OFFICE ASSISTANT
stephanie [at] mccaulley.com
Stephanie Kreiner is an experienced executive assistant working with both small and large businesses in multiple industries.
Stephanie brings a diverse skill set to her function in support of McCaulley&Company’s initiatives. She has extensive experience providing customer service, scheduling, event planning, team management and administrative support. In her capacity, Stephanie brings a collaborative mindset, a creative problem solving approach and a positive attitude to ensure maximum client satisfaction and company efficiency.
In addition to her time at McCaulley&Company, Stephanie has been working full-time for a sports and entertainment company for 16 years providing executive administrative support and customer service.
An Ohio native, Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational communication from Ohio University.
In her spare time, Stephanie volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Today, Stephanie enjoys spending time on her boat on Lake Erie with her husband and friends, watching anything on the Bravo network and fawning over her two cats.