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Dodie B. Renfer

Senior Government Relations Consultant

GlenLake One
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
dodie.renfer@nelsonmullins.com

Dodie Renfer assists with state and federal government relations and consults on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters. Renfer has over 20 years’ experience in government affairs and operations at the local, state, and federal levels. She has led the development, outreach, and fundraising aspects for political candidates, elected officials, political organizations, and nonprofits. Renfer also has deep experience...

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Dodie Renfer assists with state and federal government relations and consults on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters. Renfer has over 20 years’ experience in government affairs and operations at the local, state, and federal levels. She has led the development, outreach, and fundraising aspects for political candidates, elected officials, political organizations, and nonprofits. Renfer also has deep experience in monitoring and analyzing state and federal legislative activities, synthesizing summations and papers on the relevance of information, and maintaining bipartisan relationships with policymakers.

in monitoring and analyzing state and federal legislative activities, synthesizing summations and papers on the relevance of information, and maintaining bipartisan relationships with policymakers.

Dodie Renfer assists with state and federal government relations and consults on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters. Renfer has over 20 years’ experience in government affairs and operations at the local, state, and federal levels. She has led the development, outreach, and fundraising aspects for political candidates, elected officials, political organizations, and nonprofits. Renfer also has deep experience... in monitoring and analyzing state and federal legislative activities, synthesizing summations and papers on the relevance of information, and maintaining bipartisan relationships with policymakers.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Previous Professional Experience

  • Served as Director of Governmental Affairs for Cansler Collaborative Resources, Inc.
    • Represented the firm as liaison to the NC General Assembly on matters regarding healthcare legislation
    • Identified and monitored legislation, regulations, and trends impacting clients
  • Worked in executive-level positions for Republican elected officials and/or candidates including:
    • Finance Director – Congressman George Holding (NC-13)
    • Political Director – David Rouzer for Congress (NC-7)
    • Director of Operations – Speaker Thom Tillis (NC)
    • Director of Coalitions/Fundraising – Senator Elizabeth Dole Committee (NC)
    • Director of Statewide Coalitions/Fundraising/Scheduling – Fred Smith for Governor (NC)
  • Political Director for the North Carolina State Republican Party
    • Organized and supervised the NC State Republican Convention, including grassroots and fundraising efforts
    • Liaison between the state party and 100 county GOP organizations, including all affiliate clubs
  • Vice President for the Center for Citizenship, Enterprise and Government (CCEG)
    • Developed the “E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders” program on behalf of the CCEG organization; the year-long fellowship was initially designed to enhance the communication and networking skills of individuals interested in running for political office
    • Established fundraising plan for Fellowship Program
    • Developed and implemented the quarterly “CCEG Public Policy Seminar” Program

Education

  • Mars Hill College, BA, Political Science, cum laude (1994)
  • George Washington University, MA, Political Management (1996)

Areas of Focus

Board member, The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (2018–2021)

Member, Gala Planning Committee – Methodist Home for Children, "A Winter's Tale"

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