Rebecca “Becki” Donatelli

Founder, Campaign Solutions and President, Bear Flag Strategies

R. Rebecca “Becki” Donatelli is the Founder of Campaign Solutions / CDI Ads and Right Country Lists and President of Bear Flag Strategies. Celebrating more than tweny-five in the digital space, Becki was the first person to raise political money on the Internet. Virtually every online innovation for over twenty five years has come out of her team at Campaign Solutions and CDI Ads.

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. Becki and her team also managed the successful online fundraising efforts for Bush-Cheney ’04, 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 cycle 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. In 2020 and 2022 they set records again raising the most money online for GOP Senate candidates Lindsey Graham and Herschel Walker,

Becki 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 President of the American Association of Political Consultants’ as well as Vice President of the American Association of Political Consultants Foundation and spent nine years as a trustee of the George Mason University Foundation serving as Vice Chair of Governance. But among her most fun activities was serving for three years as the Chairman of the Circles Board at the John F Kennedy Center for the performing arts. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she proudly serves on the Board of Governors of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and was formerly Advisory Board of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard.

In 2022 she sold her company and became “a tiny bit” retired. She lives in Huntington Beach with her SC Alum husband Ken Stanford and is happy to be home!