Kathy Gatherum




Kathy’s thoughtful and precise attention to detail drives her day-to-day oversight for a diverse portfolio of major accounts at Dolphin Group including Fortune 500 companies, leading commercial real estate developments, the hospitality industry, and numerous initiative and referendum campaigns. She is a seasoned strategist with more than two dozen state and local ballot initiative campaigns. Kathy developed and has implemented a hyper-targeted, person-to-person (neighbor to neighbor) mobilization efforts that has proven effective for Dolphin’s corporate clients. In addition, she has developed and implemented a customer engagement program that has been deployed across the country.

Christine Aghassi




Christine is a seasoned public affairs executive with more than two decades of experience shaping the narrative around often complex political and policy discussions. She has in-depth expertise on California land use entitlements and environmental review and has overseen strategy for dozens of development projects across the state. Prior to joining Dolphin Group, she was a campaign strategist for Winner & Mandabach Campaigns and Goddard Clausen managing groundbreaking statewide ballot initiatives in California, Arizona, and Idaho. Christine is a board member of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) and the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed).




Doug is an award-winning creative and strategic leader in brand development, interactive, print, video, and direct marketing.

Doug drove the conceptual, strategic, and creative development of TakePart.com, an issue-driven online community incorporating storytelling, interactive data visualization, and real-world activism. He co-developed the successful Members Project CRM partnership with American Express, which resulted in $6.5 million in charitable donations and 53,000 volunteer hours logged by members. Other notable clients prior to Dolphin include Delta Air Lines, eHarmony, General Motors Europe, Epson, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Paramount.

Lee Stitzenberger




Lee has successfully developed and orchestrated long-term advocacy and grassroots programs for major corporations and political campaigns including several Fortune 10 companies. A forty-year veteran of political and legislative battles across the country, Lee is one of the top strategists in the business.