Susie Wiles

Susie Wiles serves on BPC Action’s board of directors.

 

Wiles is a Republican political consultant in Florida. She has been active in Republican Party politics since she worked for former Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY) in 1979. After time working in the Reagan administration, Wiles consulted for several political campaigns and worked on staff for the city of Jacksonville, Fla. In 2015, she worked as Florida co-chair of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Wiles was an at-large delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention from Florida.

 

Wiles served as co-chair for Arizona Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign in Duval County, Fla. That same year, she served on former Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s transition team. In 2009, Wiles co-founded Right Coast Strategies, a strategic counsel firm in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The firm offers services such as communications consulting, direct marketing, government affairs and coalition building. She worked as campaign manager for Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) in 2010 and participated in the gubernatorial transition process during 2011. Wiles remained a principal at Right Coast Strategies, but in 2011 she also became Jacksonville managing partner at Ballad Partners. Ballad Partners is a government and public affairs lobbying firm located in Tallahassee, Fla. During the 2012 election cycle, Wiles worked as campaign manager for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) as well as executive director of Horizon Political Action Committee, which supported former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman (R) in the 2012 Republican Party presidential primary. She also worked as Huntsman’s first national campaign manager for six months. Additionally, Wiles worked for the Republican Party of Florida and served as the co-chair of the Florida Advisory Committee advising former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) during his 2012 presidential campaign.

 

In 2013, Campaigns & Elections named Wiles a top Republican Party influencer in Florida. 904 Magazine in Jacksonville, Fla., named Wiles as one of Jacksonville’s 50 most influential people.