Carl Silverberg, President of Silverberg Associates, worked in the financial services industry for ten years before moving into the political world. He has managed campaigns and been a consultant in congressional, gubernatorial, and senatorial campaigns throughout the United States. Carl worked as a political consultant to Presidents and Presidential candidates in Central America, South America, and Europe. He consulted with President Mills of Ghana in his successful election in 2008 and was on the ground for almost 5 months in the recent election of his friend President John Mahama. Ghana expects to see it's oil revenues double by 2020 and Carl now spends his time helping foreign companies who want to do business in Ghana.
After the 1998 congressional campaign cycle, he formed Silverberg Associates, a firm that specializes in raising PAC contributions for Members of Congress and challengers. By combining his extensive political consulting background with his background as an investment banker, clients routinely out raised their opponents by at least a 4:1 margin. In the 2010 cycle, the firm raised $5.5 million for Congressman Alan Grayson; more than any other House candidate or incumbent that cycle.
In 2006, Mr. Silverberg expanded with a west coast office to work with Seattle area state and local candidates and in 2008 the firm began assisting individuals and businesses with their political strategy. Carl’s primary responsibilities with the firm at this juncture are setting the overall fundraising strategy, political consulting for international clients and strategic consulting for corporate and individual clients.
Recently, the firm added non-profit fundraising as one of its core services and is highly
selective about causes and associations it takes on as clients. Carl is a frequent guest lecturer at universities, an occasional guest on television and radio talk shows, and is a constant background source for newspaper articles. He continues to contribute to professional magazines and newspapers and recently finished his first novel.
June Silverberg, who now runs the domestic fundraising operations is a former agricultural lobbyist whose insight into the legislative aspect of federal campaigns is crucial in targeting support for challengers. June worked at the headquarters of a Fortune 100 corporation before moving to Capitol Hill and has extensive campaign experience at both the federal and state level.
Before moving to the west coast, she was a lobbyist for the National Corn Growers Association and directed their international trade and biotech efforts, coordinating the Association's effort on CAFTA and WTO. Prior to that, she held the position of Director of Corporate Development for the National Association of Wheat Growers, which later included the responsibility of fundraising for their foundation and federal PAC.
Her in-depth understanding of the legislative process and her relationships with the PAC community enable her to find sources of contributions that usually are not explored. Ms. Silverberg retains responsibility for all the incumbents in terms of ensuring each client is on target with their fundraising plans. June’s fond of the movies, art and on a sunny day you will usually catch her taking a jog along Puget Sound or between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
John A. Howes, Jr. is our Director of Operations. John was graduated in 2009 from Fordham University with a B.A. cum laude in Political Science and Spanish Language & Literature. He was twice awarded Fordham’s Campion Institute Fellowship: in 2007, to study the Lithuanian language and politics at Vilnius University in Lithuania, and in 2008, to study New York City’s political system while working at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He has held various positions and internships in Federal, state, and local government, including the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.
As a member of the New York City Urban Fellows Program from 2009 to 2010, John worked on Federal financial regulatory policy and savings initiatives at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. In summer 2010, he returned to Maryland and led a satellite field office on Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s successful reelection campaign. Most recently, John worked for Maryland Delegate Kirill Reznik during the 2011 Legislative Session.
John hails from Rockville, Maryland and is a proud graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, participating as a long-time member of Baltimore’s Lithuanian Folk Dance Group “Malūnas,” and supporting the English soccer team, Manchester United.
Since graduating from the University of Washington, Skyler is now in her third year at Seattle University School of Law. Her focus is on mediation, arbitration, and international consulting. She has come back part time to help us in the Seattle office. Her focus is on working with our west coast challengers.