R. Rebecca “Becki” Donatelli
R. Rebecca “Becki” Donatelli is the president and founder of Campaign Solutions / Connell Donatelli and Right Country Lists. Celebrating 20 years in the digital space, Donatelli was the first person to raise political money on the internet. Virtually every online innovation for over twenty years has come out of her team at Campaign Solutions and Connell Donatelli.
As chief internet consultant to John McCain’s two presidential races, she directed the online campaigns that brought the internet to the forefront of politics and public affairs. Donatelli and her team also managed the successful online fundraising efforts for Bush-Cheney ’04, which broke fundraising records in 2008 raising 100 million dollars for McCain-Palin. She has consulted to nearly all of the national GOP committees, and scores of Senate, House, and gubernatorial campaigns including the Republican National Conventions in 2004, 2008, and 2012. The 2012/14 cycles brought her focus to bear on advertising and social media in the new world of Super PACs and their impact on traditional political races. In 2016 Campaign Solutions worked with twelve of the sixteen Republican presidential campaigns.
Donatelli brings three decades of political experience to Campaign Solutions. The Non-Profit Times named her one of the top “12 most powerful women in direct response marketing.” She is the treasurer of the American Association of Political Consultants’ prestigious Board of Directors and spent nine years as a trustee of the George Mason University Foundation, serving as vice-chair of Governance. She is currently an advisory director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. A graduate, the daughter of a graduate and mother of a graduate of the University of Southern California, she splits her time between her DC and west coast offices in constant pursuit of the sun and Trojan football.