Our Story

At Rowland Strategies, we are dedicated to working with political candidates, advocacy groups, labor unions and social movements to expand their reach, maximize their effectiveness, and engage their audiences.

Our team is made up of passionate individuals who believe the best organizing tool is a compelling message backed up by a strong ground game and an engaging digital presence. Our goal is to strengthen the organizations we work with and maximize their engagement and communications assets to bring in a win.

Our Team

Jonathon Rowland | Managing Partner

Jonathon brings over a decade of experience in paid canvass operations, strategic ballot initiatives, corporate grassroots advocacy, and PAC management. Jonathon began his political career in the battleground state of Iowa, where he served on Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and later his Inaugural Committee. After Obama’s successful re-election campaign, Jonathon implemented high-profile campaigns for clients such as Everytown for Gun Safety, Generation Forward PAC, Oregon Right to Know and Next Generation Climate Change. Jonathon has been credited with running Oregon’s largest ballot initiative in state history as well as being instrumental in several election wins in Iowa, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

John Rohrer | Partner

John Rohrer has been a designer, planner, manager, and optimizer of paid media and organic campaigns for a variety of organizations: statewide and local political campaigns, Fortune 100 companies, small
businesses, and respected local and international non-profits.

In 2018, he founded a small digital agency, Fells Cobble. To better serve their clients, Rowland Strategies and Fells Cobble have joined forces to build client strategic plans that pull from the grassroots, creative, and digital marketing spaces.

Kate Leisner | Senior Content Director

Kate has been developing and managing strategic communications campaigns for over 7 years. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Kate has led several high-profile strategic communications campaigns for non-profit and industry clients . Kate works with the RS team to develop a winning message to capture your audience’s attention and turn that attention to action.

Daniel Otto | Account Executive

Daniel Otto is a seasoned political operative with 10+ cycles of experience organizing and managing electoral campaigns, from the local to the national level, with a focus on hiring, training, managing diverse teams, and building data-driven programs from the ground up. From Field Organizer to Campaign Manager, Daniel has been on the winning campaigns of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 primary, Margaret Good for Florida State House, and Andrea Bailey for Prince William County Supervisor. Daniel works with RS to manage, direct, and execute winning tactics on behalf of our clients.

Jodie Rohrer | Account Associate

Jodie is a graduate of Manhattan College and earned her Master's Degree at the University of Maryland. She works with the RS team to assist clients in project management, deliverables, and execution. During her free time, she enjoys watching psychological thrillers, & camping.