Patti Solis-Doyle: Presidential campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, political organizer and campaign strategist

Solis Doyle is a partner at Utrecht & Phillips, a Washington, DC law firm that offers strategic counseling and representation before Congress and the executive agencies as well as federal and state campaign finance and ethic law. Solis Doyle is also President of Solis Strategies, which offers strategic communication and political advice. In both roles, Solis Doyle works with a variety of international and national corporate and government clients.

Solis Doyle is a political organizer and campaign strategist with unprecedented insight into several of the most important campaigns of the past 30 years, including Richard Daley’s [1990] campaign for Mayor of Chicago, Bill Clinton’s successful bid for President in 1992, Hillary Clinton’s historic election to the U.S. Senate in 2000 and her failed campaign for President, and Barack Obama’s landslide victory in 2008.

Solis Doyle served as a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton from the earliest days of then Governor Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, through two terms in the White House, her election and re-election to the U.S. Senate, and her presidential campaign. As campaign manager of Clinton’s presidential bid from January 2007 through February 2008, Solis was the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential effort in the United States.

During the 2008 general election, Solis Doyle joined Obama for America campaign as chief of staff for the Vice Presidential operations. In this role, Solis built a national team of policy, communications, political and field operatives in advance of the nominee’s selection. She later managed day to day operations for Joe Biden.

A Chicago Sun Times profile noted Solis’s extraordinary rise “in a business where it is rare for females to pilot major campaigns and minorities in key posts are even harder to find.” A New York Times profile noted her low key style “stands apart in the attention-grabbing world of political consultants.”

Solis Doyle was among the earliest staffers to join then Governor Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, and she was the first hired to work for Hillary Clinton. From 1993 to 2001, Solis served in the White House as the Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady, promoting administration policies on children, health care and women’s issues. She was also responsible for helping the First Lady build political support for Democratic candidates nationwide.

Solis took a leave from her White House duties to serve as Chief of Staff of Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, where she managed the campaign’s day to day operations and coordinated press, policy, political, and scheduling operations. Following Clinton’s election, Solis Doyle founded and led HILLPAC, Clinton’s political action committee, and Friends of Hillary, Clinton’s re-election campaign. From 2001 to 2007, HILLPAC became one of the largest and most successful sources of fundraising for Democrats.

Solis has been honored with the “2007 Latinas of Excellence Award” by Hispanic Magazine for her accomplishments in the area of government, politics and civil leadership. She also received the “Siempre Inspiran” award from Siempre Mujer magazine, honoring remarkable Latinas whose achievements and contributions to their communities are helping shape the future of Hispanic women in this country. Hispanic Business Magazine recently named her one of America’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics.”

Solis Doyle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Northwestern University. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband and their two children.

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