With 90 years of combined political experience, RedRock Strategies offers a rarely found combination of veteran political strategists and operatives who are familiar with traditional campaign tactics and the new age of digital campaigns. RedRock Strategies’ unique team allows us to offer the most innovative strategies for voter contact and persuasion while still maintaining the discipline and precision required to win elections. Under the guidance and vision of founder Ryan Erwin, the RedRock Strategies team has worked in 40 states, elected more than two dozen people to the United States Congress or Statewide office, and has been victorious in hundreds of down-ballot contests.
RedRock Strategies clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies, to the National Chamber of Commerce, and Victim’s Rights Advocacy organizations. We have a history of successfully advancing our clients’ causes in the media and the court of public opinion. RedRock Strategies oversees every element of a public affairs campaign… from getting our client’s cause covered by the press to grass-tops campaigns designed to influence legislators and government agencies.
Using our vast experience in influencing public opinion, RedRock Strategies brings the same tenacity, creativity and discipline to our corporate clients that we have used to win political races around the country. RedRock Strategies can design and coordinate advertising, media strategy, and government relations in all parts of the country. RedRock Strategies has done everything from defeating corporate mergers to implementing effective national government-relations plans.
The team at RedRock Government Relations provides insightful and innovative strategic guidance to help our clients achieve their public policy goals. Well-versed in nearly every aspect of public policy, our core strengths are in healthcare, defense and homeland security, education, gaming, and travel and tourism. At RedRock Government Relations, we are committed to meeting the specific needs of each client through the pursuit of legislation, advocacy, and regulatory results.
Dana Walch, CEO of RedRock Strategies is the former President of SBR Strategy Group, a Midwest-based polling and research firm. Walch now oversees RedRock Strategies’ polling and research division. We have conducted surveys for candidates and groups at the state and local level in all parts of the country. We can conduct surveys that will not only get you the information you need to win, but at a cost far less than it would be with many other firms.
RedRock Strategies takes a simple approach to digital strategy… if it doesn’t win votes or raise money… then don’t do it. RedRock Strategies opened its own digital division with the goal of bringing as much discipline to digital advertising as we do in every other element of a political campaign. RedRock Strategies currently manages national and statewide digital campaigns from coast to coast.
Together, we bring more than nine decades of experience helping candidates, businesses and organizations get from where they are to where they want to be. Our team has been successful in public affairs and political campaigns at all levels because we understand your mission and share your goals. What sets us apart is that we also have the vision, discipline and experience necessary to focus your limited resources on the things that matter most.
Perhaps no team in the country is similarly battle-tested, having won some of the toughest political, public affairs and issue battles in every part of the country. We have held leadership positions on political campaigns at all levels from successful Presidential and United States Senate races to winning campaigns for Congress and a host of Statewide, Legislative and Local races. RedRock Strategies is proud to represent some of the finest elected officials and candidates in the country.
Recently, we were proud to help pass Constitutional Amendments in Illinois, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota for Marsy’s Law for All. These amendments will now provide Constitutional rights to crime victims in these states. We will continue our efforts to bring Constitutional rights to crime victims all across the country.
We passed one of only two successful medical liability ballot initiatives in the country. While other states saw similar measures fail, we passed Question 3 in Nevada with nearly sixty percent of the vote. And we have consistently advanced public affairs campaigns, from putting a stop to marijuana initiatives and property rights encroachment matters, to helping hospitals and first responders.
From fighting tax increases to promoting or opposing corporate mergers, our company has been in the trenches advocating for our clients – and our success speaks for itself.
Recently, RedRock Strategies successfully opposed both specific and generic tax proposals, played a critical role in helping a coalition of healthcare providers build the foundation for in-state medical training, and we consistently defeat trial lawyer-led efforts to increase frivolous lawsuits by weakening liability laws.
We have coordinated successful programs for Fortune 500 companies, introduced a medical liability insurance company to new and diverse markets, developed a national government affairs plan for an emerging healthcare technology company, and applied appropriate grassroots, political and media pressure to advance public policy initiatives.
While we are proud of the work we do for our clients, we are equally proud that we have built our success and our reputation the right way – through hard work, dedication, integrity and an unwavering commitment to be the best at what we do.
Our efforts have received the respect and acclaim of our allies, our opponents and the media.
Ryan Erwin, President and Founder
A regular teacher of political education, Ryan has lectured and taught at campaign seminars and forums across the country and has worked with up-and-coming leaders to develop fundraising, media, targeting and voter turnout strategies.
In 1999, Ryan took the reins of the Nevada Republican Party and in less than two years took an institution in a near state of crisis, orchestrating a turnaround that made the organization one of the model political party operations in the country. The Nevada effort lead Republican leaders to recruit Ryan to oversee the rebuilding of the largest state party organization in the country – The California Republican Party.
In 2003 Ryan founded a political consulting firm and is currently President of RedRock Strategies, a national public affairs and political consulting firm that proudly represents some of the finest elected officials, candidates, organizations and companies in America.
RedRock Strategies currently represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to start-up technology companies, elected officials, candidates and community organizations. Ryan and his wife Brandi have two children, Braden and McKenna.
Dana Walch, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining RedRock Strategies, Walch served as Deputy Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections. In this capacity, he supervised a staff of over 40 full-time and hundreds of seasonal employees with an annual budget of up to $11,000,000 to conduct elections in Ohio’s second largest county.
For five years, Walch served as President of SBR Strategy Group, a political and organizational consulting and research firm. In this capacity he conducted public opinion polls and numerous research projects on a wide variety of subjects. States in which Walch has done work include Ohio, Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas and New Mexico.
Walch also spent over six years at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Positions that he held there included Director of Legislative Affairs, where he served as the office’s primary liaison to the Ohio General Assembly and the United State’s Congress; Director of Election Reform, where he served as the head of Ohio’s efforts to reform voting equipment and the voter registration process as required by the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA); and as Director of Elections where he supervised the Elections Division staff, advised the Secretary of State on election related matters, set operating policy for Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, and supervised the effort to build a first-ever county board of elections communication system via the internet.
In 2003, Walch gained national recognition for leading Ohio’s $130 million program to purchase new voting equipment to replace its antiquated punch card voting system. Ohio’s program was regarded as one of the most comprehensive in the nation, using research, logic modeling and negotiation to save taxpayers millions of dollars. The Ohio program also gained national attention as it commissioned the most comprehensive study of election system security in the country.
Other positions that Walch has held include Campaign Manager of Ken Blackwell’s successful 1998 campaign for Ohio Secretary of State, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and Political Director of the Ohio Republican Party.
With his unique combination of experience, Walch has consulted on numerous public and private research studies, candidate and issue petition efforts, election challenges, and election-related court cases. He has also been asked to speak on state and national election issues before many organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute, the National Association of State Election Directors, Electionline.org, and The Election Center. Walch also served as the Co-Chair of the Election Technology Committee of the 2004 National Task Force on Election Reform sponsored by The Election Center.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Walch holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Akron. He also holds a Certificate in Applied Politics from the Ray C. Bliss Institute at the University of Akron and is a Certified Election Registration Administrator through The Election Center and Auburn University.
Walch and his wife Amy are the proud parents of three children, Samuel, Benjamin and Rachel.
Hon. Joseph J. Heck, President, Government Relations
Dr. Heck previously served in the Nevada State Senate from 2005 to 2009, where he was Vice Chair of the Transportation and Homeland Security Committee, and a member of the committees on Commerce & Labor, Natural Resources, and Human Resources & Education.
Prior to serving in elected office, he worked as a healthcare provider, educator, and administrator. Dr. Heck was the President of Specialized Medical Operations, Inc., a corporation dedicated to providing cutting-edge emergency response training, consulting, and operational support to Law Enforcement, EMS, Military Special Operations, and Business & Industry.
An active member of the United States Army Reserve with the rank of Brigadier General, Dr. Heck is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies.
Scott Scheid, Vice President
Scott has worked on political campaigns since 2002; he has worked on municipal, congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns.
Prior to joining RedRock Strategies in 2013, Scott served as the Nevada Political Director on the Romney for President campaign. In this role he worked in 5 states during the primary including Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and Missouri.
During the 2010 cycle, Scott was a Regional Political Director for Meg Whitman’s campaign for Governor in California. Scott’s region included 25 counties in Northern California.
In 2008, Scott was the campaign manager for a successful ballot measure campaign, Measure H in Rocklin, CA. After that campaign, he was the Deputy Campaign Manager for Doug Ose for Congress during the primary and Dean Andal for Congress in the general.
In 2007, Scott served as the New Hampshire Coalitions Director for Romney for President. He also worked in Iowa during the summer of 2007 organizing Mitt Romney’s supporters for the Ames Straw Poll.
In 2006, Scott was the Campaign Manager for Eric Roach for Congress in San Diego. After this special election, Scott moved on to be a Regional Political Director for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s re-election campaign for governor.
Scott got his start in politics as a campaign aide for Bruce McPherson’s campaign for Lt. Governor of California in 2002. Scott grew up in San Jose, CA and he; his wife Katie, and sons Wyatt and Luke currently live in Las Vegas, NV.
RedRock Strategies put together a highly detailed campaign plan that highlighted my strengths as a candidate and gave me the best chance to win in a very competitive district. They helped me assemble a winning team and helped keep our campaign on track every step of the way.
– Congressman Cresent Hardy
– Campaigns and Elections Magazine
GOP consultant to the rising stars.
The RedRock team is well-connected, disciplined, strategic and accountable. They understand what it takes to make their clients successful and go the extra mile to deliver victory.
– Senator Jim Brulte (R-California, Ret.)
– John Sanchez, New Mexico Lieutenant Governor
Their instincts, experience and track record are unmatched but what really sets RedRock Strategies apart is their dedication to the cause and an unwavering commitment to building success with honesty and integrity that is not always found in politics.
I have been privileged to have won four statewide campaigns in Nevada, and I credit Ryan Erwin’s incredible natural political instincts, his uncanny ability to quickly analyze dynamic situations and his ability to remain focused on the goal of winning as the primary reasons for my sustained political success. Ryan and the RedRock team bring a unique intuitive understanding of the needs of their clients during all phases of a campaign, providing a critical tactical advantage in a process which often measures the immense gap between success and failure by only a handful of percentage points. While Ryan is one of the most decent and loyal individuals Ive encountered throughout all of my professional endeavors, he and his team have also developed a mastery of playing political hardball when necessary. I could not imagine entering into any political contest without Ryan Erwin and RedRock Strategies standing firmly by my side.
– Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki (R-Nevada)
– Senator Dino Rossi (R-Washington)
RedRock Strategies understood what we needed. They came in with a detailed campaign plan, provided direction, rolled up their sleeves and delivered an impressive caucus victory.
Without a doubt, RedRock Strategies is the top consultant in the West, offering carefully crafted strategies, extensive knowledge of the community, and an unparalleled record of results. The group was integral in developing and executing a strategy to pass the only successful medical malpractice ballot initiative in the country. I know I can always count on RedRock Strategies to tackle the difficult issues with positive results.
– Dr. Rudy Manthei, Chairman K.O.D.I.N.
Red Rock Strategies
9500 W. Flamingo Rd. #203
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Las Vegas: 702-240-2001
Washington, DC: 202-869-3100