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Dennis Whitfield, Alpha Delta `71
Dennis Whitefield, AΔ `71, has more than thirty-five years of experience working within the highest levels of the Washington, D. C. business, political and government circles. Whitfield resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Linda.
Whitfield served in both of President Ronald Reagan’s Administrations, initially as Chief of Staff for the United States Trade Representative and then as Deputy Secretary of Labor. After leaving the Administration in March of 1989, Whitfield co-founded The Brock Group, an international consulting and government affairs firm. From 1998 to 2003, Whitfield was Senior Vice-President at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest business advocacy group dedicated to supporting small and independent businesses. He created and was executive editor of The American Political Landscape Journal, a quarterly magazine devoted to the analysis of political trends at the state and national level.
Whitfield was later a director with BKSH and Associates where he provided strategic communications and government relations counseling to private sector clients in need of political, issue advocacy, grassroots and media strategies to support business and legislative objectives. He then served as Chairman of Direct Impact, a grassroots communications firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Most recently Whitfield was Executive Vice-President of the American Conservative Union (ACU), America’s oldest and largest conservative grassroots organization.
He is presently a Senior Advisor to the Strategic Campaign Group, a national political communications firm.
As an undergraduate, Brother Whitfield was president of his pledge class and later served as #2 before becoming #1 for his Alpha. As an alumnus, he has served as President of the Capitol Area Alumni Association of Chi Psi, Vice-Chairman of the Omega Delta Alumni Board and Chairman of the Executive Council.