Hollis Felkel

Creator and Chief Advocacy Innovator, RAP Index

Hollis Felkel
Hollis "Chip" Felkel is an entrepreneur, veteran public affairs strategist and an advocacy innovator with over twenty-five years of experience in national politics and policy. He is the creator and Chief Advocacy Innovator of RAP Index, a revolutionary "influencer identification" tool for public affairs and serves as CEO of Felkel Group, a strategic communications firm focused on public policy issues.

Today, Felkel offers guidance as a communications advisor, counselor, navigator and connector to senior decision-makers at all levels of business and government providing a frank objective perspective on political and policy issues, on communications challenges and business development projects. Felkel’s expertise and insight is sought Fortune 100's, state and national associations as well as issue focused coalitions.

Felkel is recognized as a knowledgeable, experienced observer of today's volatile political/public policy area with his opinions and views appearing regularly in both national and international media outlets including NYT, Fox, WSJ, CNN, MSNBC, Politico, NPR, TIME, the Telegraph and Guardian (UK) DR (Denmark), BBC, and CBC (Canada). Locally, he serves as the Political Analyst for WYFF (NBC-Greenville).

A political campaign veteran, Chip Felkel began his career with Campbell for Governor (1986) and later served in management roles with the 1988 Bush-Quayle campaign, with Jim DeMint’s 2002 Congressional re-elect, and in strategic and communications roles with Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004.

Today, Chip Felkel serves as a member of the Board of Visitors at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina and is a former board member with the UpCountry History Museum and local YMCA. He resides in Greenville (Simpsonville) SC with his wife Shonna and their two children.


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