Sloane L. Whelan

Sloane L. Whelan

Senior Policy Advisor


Trusted public affairs advisor and communications consultant. Manages state and local issue advocacy campaigns. Strategist with a keen eye for navigating complex political environments and issues for corporations across states.

Sloane Whelan provides state and local public affairs and government relations counsel for clients across sectors. She has over 15 years of experience in the agency, electoral and in-house setting and is proficient in building and leading multistate public affairs and issue advocacy campaigns for highly regulated corporations. Sloane’s sector experience includes energy, cannabis, higher education and health care.

Most recently, Sloane was a senior vice president in the state and local practice, Direct Impact, at BCW where she managed teams across accounts to drive clients’ legislative and regulatory priorities nationwide. In 2019, Sloane served as the state and local market account lead for one of the nation’s largest telecommunications infrastructure companies, driving their government and public affairs strategy in over 40 markets across the country.

Prior to that she worked as senior vice president for KO Public Affairs in Maryland where she served as a public affairs advisor and contract lobbyist for a portfolio of clients.

As the South Carolina director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood, Sloane led the state strategy around the 2011 federal funding debate and developed their 2012 statewide 501(c)(4) million-dollar electoral plan, including activating around the DNC in Charlotte. Sloane also served as the North Carolina women’s vote director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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B.A., 2008, Hobart and William Smith Colleges