A veteran operative with years of experience at the local, state and national levels, Tim Phelps specializes in campaign management, strategic planning, and grassroots/field operations to craft creative solutions for corporate and political clients as vice president of Hathaway Strategies.
Since joining the company in 2010, Tim has built a reputation as a jack-of-all-trades problem solver who is as likely to be found helping clients craft effective messages or digital strategies as he is working behind the scenes running audio and visual production at client events.
In 2016, he served as lead strategist on a successful campaign that defeated the only incumbent Democrat on Indiana’s statewide ballot, earning over 1.4 million votes in a 53 percent victory.
Tim also has years of experience in scheduling, advance, logistics and event management; serving as producer or lead at major events ranging from rallies and press conferences to inaugural ceremonies and statewide gubernatorial debates.
Prior to joining Hathaway Strategies, Tim served as Political Director and Deputy Campaign Manager for a gubernatorial candidate in Michigan where he directed all voter contact, field and turnout efforts and developed new media strategies for the campaign. Previously, he was senior advisor in the Michigan Department of Attorney General.
Phelps spent two election cycles at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., eventually serving as director of special projects in the Political Division. While at the RNC, he worked directly with national, state and local candidates as well as state parties and activists across the country as the point person for hundreds of political, finance and grassroots events in nearly every state. He also completed a stint as a regional field director in Iowa and as a state legislative staff member in Michigan.
Tim is a native of Dearborn, Mich. and a graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University. He resides in downtown Indianapolis.
Phelps serves as an executive board member of the Indianapolis Downtown GOP Club and is a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau and the Columbia Club. An avid baseball fan, Tim has attended a game in over 100 major and minor league ballparks across the United States and Canada. He is a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers and a season ticket holder for the AAA Indianapolis Indians. In addition to baseball, he enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, the Indianapolis 500, live music and Spartan victories on the basketball court and gridiron.