Diana Klenske Kincaid
brings more than two decades of knowledge and experience in the field of political fundraising, having worked for many prominent elected officials including Congressman Tom Price, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, and Governor Nathan Deal, to name just a few. She joined Capitol Strategy Group as a founding partner in 2004.
BACK TO OUR TEAM
Kincaid oversees the fundraising department of the firm, works with Congressman Tom Price, Congressman Austin Scott, and frequently serves as a consultant on fundraising projects for elected officials, candidates, PACs and organizations seeking to raise funds in Georgia and other states in the southeast.
She oversees Capitol Strategy Group's fundraising team in organizing and executing the Georgia FFA Foundation's Annual Blue & Gold Gala and Auction. This very successful annual event is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event and continues to grow each year. Over 500 guests, including high-ranking elected officials and celebrities attend this exciting evening with both live and silent auctions.
In addition to the firm's congressional clients, Kincaid has led her team to organize numerous other fundraising efforts for ballot initiatives and referenda, non-profits, 501(c) (4) entities, and state legislators. The 2014 election cycle presents the firm with a number of new opportunities for congressional races as well as other projects. The 2012 election cycle proved to be record-breaking for total funds raised for all clients of the firm combined and additional projects included fundraising consulting for a statewide referendum and PAC consulting. 2010 election cycle fundraising projects included Governor Nathan Deal, Congressman Austin Scott in Georgia’s 8th District, State House and State Senate clients, and Congressman Martha Roby in Alabama’s 3rd District. The firm's 2008 election cycle clients included Major General Rick Goddard for Congress, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, and numerous State Senate and House clients with the firm's fundraising program specifically designed to meet the needs of state legislators.
2006 election cycle clients included Georgia Congressman Tom Price, U.S. Senate Candidate Ed Bryant in Tennessee, Congressional candidates Max Burns and Mac Collins, and Gary Black for Agriculture Commissioner in Georgia, as well as several state and federal PACs. The 2006 cycle was one of the firm's most successful; the team raised over $10 million for all clients combined. Highlights from the cycle include organizing four events with the President and the Vice President, which alone raised over $1.3 million for the Burns and Collins campaigns.
During the 2004 cycle, Kincaid's primary focus was raising funds for Congressman Tom Price, ranking number one nationally in fundraising among candidates running in a race for an open seat. During the 2000 and 2002 election cycles, she was the fundraising director for Congressman Bob Barr's re-election efforts raising $3.5 million and $3.2 million and placed among the top five in the country in fundraising. She also raised PAC and national funds for U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss. Her past projects also include Guy Millner in his gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and the Southeastern Legal Foundation, and she has offered fundraising consulting to many other candidates and organizations.
Kincaid began her fundraising career at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) in Washington, D.C. While at the NRSC for two election cycles working under past Chairmen U.S. Senators Don Nickles and Phil Gramm, she climbed the ranks to become the Director of the Republican Senate Council, the Committee's PAC donor program, and traveled to various states to organize fundraising events for U.S. Senate candidates with the President and Vice President.
Kincaid is a graduate of Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia with a major in Business Management and minor in French. She resides in Atlanta with her husband James Cardwell Kincaid, Jr. and enjoys spending time with their dog Belle, playing golf, traveling, and gardening.