Paul Berendt focuses on state and federal policy objectives and is part of a team of professionals who specialize in coupling traditional lobbying with outreach and new persuasion strategies. For the past nine years, Paul has been instrumental in guiding legislation and regulatory actions successfully through the process both in Olympia and Washington DC. He has helped secure millions of dollars in funding for municipal and non-profit clients. His strong working knowledge of the processes and strategies necessary for success in the current political environment in our state and federal capitols are central to client success. He joined Strategies 360 after serving six successful terms as chairman of the Washington State Democratic Party, where he was nationally recognized for winning political campaigns and the development of innovative strategies. Paul uses both traditional lobbying and new techniques designed to generate public support through the recruitment of strong voices into the public debate. At Strategies 360 and throughout his career, Berendt has managed complex campaigns by developing and executing lobbying efforts, field staffing strategies, media strategies, fundraising campaigns and an extensive grassroots network.
Over the past thirty years, Paul Berendt has developed an extensive network of national, state and local leaders. His ability to build bridges between diverse groups and entities is unparalleled. Paul is registered to lobby for several of our clients in the state of Washington and is responsible for managing Strategies 360’s Grassroots and Grasstops advocacy practice. Paul and his wife Beth are volleyball fanatics who frequently sit courtside to proudly watch their Michaela play Division I volleyball at Villanova University. He grew up on a cattle ranch in Northeast Washington’s Pend Oreille County, and earned a BA from Evergreen State College.