About 7 years ago

09/11/2015 - Carson Chandler

Carson Chandler has nearly two decades of experience working across different disciplines in the public affairs, communications, government relations and political arena.

Prior to starting Align Public Strategies, he served as the Public Affairs Director for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for more than five years.  In this role, he was responsible for the development, implementation and communication of a wide variety of signature projects for the City of Orlando.  He also served as the staff director for the Mayor’s leadership role in the U.S. Conference of Mayors and other high-profile national organizations. In doing so, Chandler has built relationships with hundreds of America’s mayors, members of their senior staffs and national organizations dedicated to local and state government.

Previously, Chandler was the Vice President of a Washington, D.C.-based communications and government relations firm.  He also served as a press official in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives.  Notably, he served as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Bob Graham where he also handled media relations for the Congressional 9/11 investigation.

A University of Florida graduate, Chandler began his career as a television news reporter and anchor, earning an Emmy award while working for the ABC-TV affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Chandler’s background in multiple communications and government disciplines, combined with his track record for cultivating public-private partnerships, allows him to offer clients a unique skill set that includes both the creation of winning messaging and the ability to determine the best strategies for delivering that message to decision makers and influencers and, ultimately, leveraging those stakeholders to generate results.