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The State Affairs Company


The State Affairs Company is a public affairs consultancy that focuses on the development and application of media-friendly research and politically aware information. From Virginia to California, State Affairs has advised corporations, public policy groups and political campaigns by providing research, strategic advice and public relations guidance.

David McCloud is Managing Partner of the State Affairs Company. Prior to founding State Affairs in 1994, David served in Virginia State Government for more than a decade before becoming Chief-of Staff to Virginia Governors Charles Robb and Gerald Baliles.  As Chief-of-Staff David served the Chief Executives as the Commonwealth’s Chief Operating Officer.

A former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Wheat First Securities, David also served as Chief-of-Staff to U.S. Senator Robb.  Following his service in the U.S. Senate David worked for Burson-Marsteller as Senior Vice President and Director of Burson’s State Government Affairs Division. From 2000 to 2012 David served as Managing Director of The Advocacy Group.

David has also served on the Board of Directors of Wheat First Securities, Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Emory and Henry College and The Democratic Leadership Council.

A native Virginian David is a graduate of Emory & Henry College and holds a Masters Degree in American Political History from Virginia Tech.