Based in the San Francisco bay area, Dan Centinello is the Executive Vice President of Lincoln Strategy Group, a prominent political strategy and public affairs management firm. Known for its high proficiency in issue advocacy and strategic consulting, Lincoln Strategy Group collaborates closely with clients to develop political campaigns that win. Lincoln’s collective insight and experience ensures that clients are well-equipped with extensive political and public affairs know-how, all of which can better preserve the integrity of campaigns in even the most daunting of scenarios.
With over ten years of experience in the political realm, Centinello has served clients in 38 states, the Northern Mariana Islands, and a number of European nations. His work has shaped campaigns for highly visible political figures, including Governor Mitt Romney, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Roy Blunt, and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer amongst others.
Throughout his career, Centinello has worked on various political campaigns which include: three international campaigns, two presidential campaigns, two gubernatorial campaigns, a senatorial campaign, and roles with national and state parties. In addition to his political campaign experience, Centinello has also managed corporate issue campaigns for Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to his role with Lincoln Strategy Group, Dan Centinello served as the Campaign Manager for a national effort in the U.K. Previous to his work abroad, Dan acted as Regional Director for the Southern United States and Silicon Valley with FWD.us, an organization dedicated to mobilizing the tech community in favor of commonsense immigration reform, which is co-founded by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
In this role, Dan was directly responsible for all political and grassroots activity in fourteen states, and he acted as the primary liaison to high-ranking figures in both immigration and tech companies throughout the United States. Centinello served as their Regional Director for the Southern United States & Silicon Valley, before being asked to become the Campaign Manager for a nationwide effort in the United Kingdom.
Additionally, Dan has experience running state party apparatuses as the State Director for the Republican National Committee in California and as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Republican Party. In 2012, Dan served as the National Deputy Political Director for Mitt Romney’s campaign for President. During that time, Dan’s staff managed all voter contact, data analytics and voter targeting across the nation. Dan Centinello and his team presented daily analysis of critical information to better shape strategic decisions by the Governor’s closest advisors.
As a whole, Dan Centinello’s tenure in the political industry has resulted in experience managing nearly 600 paid operatives, as well as developing, implementing and overseeing campaign budgets totaling $173.3 million and counting.