John McClelland

Director of Political Insight

About John

John McClelland John McClelland is the Director of Political Insights. John has more than two decades of experience as a political consultant, communications advisor, and public affairs strategist.

Prior to joining Causeway, John served for nearly a decade as director of a major legislative campaign committee, twice winning the largest majority in state history. Along the way, John has consulted with candidates and issue campaigns at the local, state and national levels.

John began his career as a broadcast journalist and television news anchor, producing news and sports programming for stations from the Southeast to the Midwest. He later became the press secretary for a member of congressional leadership and then went on to craft and lead communications strategies for a battleground state political party and the Ohio Senate.

John has provided strategic communications advice and led public affairs campaigns for multiple Fortune 500 companies, startups, and non-profit organizations. His work at the intersection of policy and politics provides clients with a unique perspective on how organizations can effectively advocate for the issues they care about.

John has a master's degree in business administration. He lives with his wife and three children in the Columbus suburb of New Albany.