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Steve Verzwyvelt

Rougarou Consulting

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Rougarou Consulting

Bio

STEVE VERZWYVELT IS A VETERAN OF NUMEROUS POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING FOR OVER A DECADE. STEVE LEARNED AT A YOUNG AGE THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING INVOLVED FROM HIS FATHER, STEVEN VERZWYVELT, SR. DURING  DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE DINNER TABLE.  IN 1992, STEVE’S FATHER, TRAVELED THE COUNTRY SPEAKING TO FARMERS AND FARM GROUPS ON BEHALF OF BILL CLINTON W ITH THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURE MOVEMENT. SINCE GETTING INVOLVED PROFESSIONALLY IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS STEVE HAS BOUNCED AROUND THE COUNTRY MANAGING AND CONSULTING ON CAMPAIGNS OF ALL SIZE AND BUDGET. HE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN ELECTING CLIENTS IN CAMPAIGNS FROM CITY COUNCIL TO CONGRESS. STEVE’S WORK HAS FOCUSED ON MANAGING CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS WITH WORK IN ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, ILLINOIS, TEXAS, ARKANSAS, AND HIS HOME STATE OF LOUISIANA. STEVE HAS A DEGREE IN POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AND A MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY. STEVE WAS A PARTNER AT CHAO SMM, AN AWARD WINNING NATIONAL MEDIA FIRM THAT WORKED IN OVER 160 PLUS RACES FROM COAST TO COAST. SOME POLITICAL CLIENTSOF NOTE FROM CHAO SMM ARE CONGRESSMAN LARRY KISSELL, BOB TUKE FOR SENATE, AND BILLRICHARDSON FOR PRESIDENT. CHAO SMM WAS THE RECIPIENT OF 12 POLLIE AWARDS, ONE FORBEST TV SPOT FOR A DEMOCRAT RUNNING FOR CONGRESS AND ANOTHER FOR BEST RADIO ADFOR A STATEWIDE INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM.

 

CHAO SMM ALSO DID STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING FOR MARQUEE CORPORATIONS AND CAUSES CLIENTS SUCH BOEING, VISA, COMCAST, GENERAL MILLS, DELTA AIRLINES, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, THE NAACP, AND THE HISTORIC EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH. WE’VE ALSO WORKED WITH THE ARKANSAS HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS, ARKANSAS TRIAL LAWYER ASSOCIATION, ARKANSAS EDUCATION, LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS, AND LOUISIANA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ballot Measures
  • Campaign Technology/Digital & Data
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • General Consulting
  • Media Buying and Placement
  • Media Consulting
  • Public Affairs

States of Operation

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia