David N. Holley is the chief executive officer of Gulf Partyline Corporation, a communications consulting and information technology company he founded in 2007. The firm's cloud-based business intelligence software, Partyline Platform, arms legislative executives and political professionals with actionable insight into relationships, finances, and legislation, enabling their success amid a volatile political landscape.
He is the former director of GOP.gov, where he led the official, award-winning Internet presence and branding for the Republican Party in Congress from 2008 to 2012. Prior to the historic 2010 midterm election, he was the graphic artist for the GOP campaign platform, A Pledge to America, which helped restore a Republican majority in the largest gain of House seats in 72 years. Since 2014, he has led the digital effort for House Republican leadership's biennial transition, marshalling deep institutional knowledge with Partyline's intuitive features to prepare newly elected legislators for their roles in the U.S. Congress.
Throughout his career, Mr. Holley has provided pioneering internal, external, and crisis communications counsel and software to U.S. Congressional leadership and committees, Fortune 500 companies, national party committees, numerous political candidates, two research universities, a handful of the nation's largest media outlets, and several international public relations firms. His work has been featured on every major cable and network news channel, and seen by millions more online.
From 2013 to 2014, he served as a communications advisor to Archbishop Desmond Tutu's telemedicine foundation, whose mission is to improve public health in disadvantaged regions by connecting those in need with those who care. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business.