Marcia Hale

Washington, DC

A nationally recognized public policy and political strategist, Marcia L. Hale has worked in the White House, the U.S. Congress, and with mayors and governors across the country. She has also counseled companies and philanthropic organizations on public policy issues. Through Hale Strategies, Marcia works with corporations, non-profits and governments on federal, state, and local policy initiatives.

For nine years, Marcia served as president of Building America’s Future (BAF), a national infrastructure coalition co-chaired by Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Governor Ed Rendell, and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. BAF is an influential force in shaping national infrastructure policy, with a broad-based bipartisan membership of current and former elected officials. Marcia now serves as Chair of the BAF Board.

Other private sector work includes handling public affairs issues in the United Kingdom, Brussels, and the United States for Monsanto Corporation, a Fortune 200 company; and serving as managing director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, an international and public policy firm, where she advised a wide variety of clients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PBS, Google, RIM (Blackberry), and a host of other technology companies. Additionally, Marcia has and continues to serve on several corporate and nonprofit advisory boards.

In the public sector, Marcia served as a senior White House aide to President Bill Clinton, where she was Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, responsible for coordinating all policy initiatives and political outreach with state and local elected officials. Prior to that, she was the Director of Governor Richard W. Riley’s Washington office and was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Butler Derrick of South Carolina. Marcia has also held several senior level positions in Congressional and presidential campaigns.

Marcia holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. In 2014, she received the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnae Award.