Laine Strategy Group specializes in the positioning of corporate clients to achieve their public affairs objectives, and in so doing allow maximum profitability in their business endeavors. We offer a high level of practical experience, know-how, key contacts, and confidentiality. Laine Strategy Group provides critical thinking and professional experience to assist clients in a key area so vital to their bottom line. Target clientele include key decision-makers in large and medium organizations in regulated industries as well as various trade associations. In order to provide the best possible service, a significant value added effort is made to provide clients with the most reliable and important intelligence which can be gleaned from discussions in state Capitals and Washington DC with opinion leaders, elected officials and staff. This is especially beneficial to clients who do not reside in Austin or even within Texas. Some clients are far removed from the fast pace and changing environment at the Capitol and within regulatory agencies.
Dale Laine brings over 25 years of political insight and strategic communications consulting experience to client challenges and business objectives.
Prior to the formation of Laine Strategy Group, he was Chief Operating Officer and a Managing Director of Public Strategies, Inc, where he worked as a hands-on strategist for numerous Fortune 500 companies. His work included significant legislative and regulatory campaign efforts and crisis communications victories.
His current work includes serving as President and COO of the Texas Cable Association, the leading trade association for Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable companies in the state. Laine served then Governor George W. Bush first as Deputy Chief of Staff, then as Campaign Manager for the Governor's successful 1998 reelection and as Executive Director of the 1999 inauguration of Governor Bush and Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry. Laine spent nearly nine years as a senior aide to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, working daily with Gramm and Congressman Jeb Hensarling, now Chairman of the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House.
Additionally, Laine worked for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as the first State Director of her Texas based U.S. Senate offices, and he was Campaign Manager of her winning 1994 Senate election to her first six year term. Laine serves on the board of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, and he has been a previous board member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the national Public Affairs Council.
His civic activities include board service on the Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, where he has been honored with the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. Laine is a board member of the Texas Advocacy Project, a statewide non-profit association providing legal solutions to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Laine is currently a Lieutenant Commander assigned to headquarters in the Maritime Regiment of the Texas State Guard. He is an alumnus of the Young Men’s Business League, sponsors of the Austin Sunshine Camp for underprivileged youth, for which he was a previous board member.
Laine is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he served as the commanding officer of Squadron 2 in the Corps of Cadets, and was a five year co-class agent for his nearly 5500 fellow graduates in the five years immediately after graduation. He has served on the boards of the Association of Former Students and the 12th Man Foundation. He is proud to have been chosen a namesake for Camp Laine of the 2012 Fish Camps for the Texas A&M Class of 2016.
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Austin, TX 77801