January 14, 2021
Baskette brings a wealth of public policy and grasstops experience to the Strategies 360 team
Patrick Baskette will join Strategies 360 as a Senior Advisor, effective January 15. Baskette is a veteran policy, grasstops and advocacy expert with decades of government and private sector experience; he is one of the most respected experts and practitioners of grasstops coalition building. Baskette will bolster Strategies 360’s already robust federal relations team, delivering unparalleled counsel and advocacy for the firm’s clients.
“I’ve had the privilege to work with Patrick for well over 25 years on complex public affairs issues at the national level,” said Ron Dotzauer, Founder and CEO of Strategies 360. “S360 and our clients will benefit from his vast network, keen insights into Beltway politics and his effective bipartisan approach to advocacy.”
Baskette was most recently a principal at Tampa-based Shumaker Advisors Florida, where he advised public and private sector clients on local and federal issues. He was also appointed as a Florida elector for Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign. Baskette has also held senior positions at Mercury Public Affairs, Troutman Sanders’ Public Policy Group and Dewey Square Group. His congressional experience includes serving as special assistant to President-elect Joe Biden (during his Senate tenure) and chief of staff to Congressman Owen Pickett (D-VA). His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, energy and environment, health care, trade, financial services, telecommunications and consumer products.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Patrick to the DC team,” said Andy Winer and Tylynn Gordon, Executive Vice Presidents of Strategies 360 in Washington D.C. “Patrick complements our growing federal relations practice and will provide expert counsel, guidance and advocacy for current and future clients across a wide variety of fields. Patrick will be a steady and experienced voice as Washington adjusts to a new Congress and incoming Administration in what will certainly be a challenging legislative environment.”
Based in Tampa, Florida, and Washington, D.C., Patrick maintains a nationwide, bipartisan network of state-based public affairs professionals that will complement Strategies 360’s robust, Western and Washington, D. C. clients. Patrick is the chief operating officer and treasurer of Tampa Bay Rays 2020 (a non-profit coalition to advance the Rays’ push for a new stadium), treasurer of the Hillsborough County Hospital Authority and a past board member and public affairs chair for the Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He is a 2016, 2017 appointee to the Hillsborough County Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award Committee and he is a member of Leadership Tampa Class of 2005. Patrick holds an M.A. in Political Science from the American University and a B.A. from the University of Memphis.
“It is a true honor to join the Strategies 360 team,” said Baskette. “I have known Ron Dotzauer since Strategies 360’s inception, and at all times the firm exemplified best practices. Its best-in-class professionals have built a richly deserved reputation for quality representation and advocacy.”
You can reach Patrick at PatrickB@strategies360.com.