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PRESIDENT & CEO
BOB WICKERS – President & CEO
In 2012 he served as senior advisor and media consultant to Mitt Romney’s primary and general election campaigns for president. Four years earlier he served as strategist, media consultant and pollster for Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign and was widely recognized for creating some of the most innovative adverting that helped Governor Huckabee win the Iowa Caucus and seven other states. A Wall Street Journal headline at the time called Bob Wickers “The Spirit Behind Huckabee’s Advertising Approach.”
Bob’s current and past clients include Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Congressman French Hill, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, former Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns and former U.S. Senators Norm Coleman (MN) and Jim Jeffords (VT). Mr. Wickers was also part of the American team that guided Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s successful 1996 re-election campaign and has served as a senior advisor to national parliamentary campaigns in Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria. He began his career thirty years ago on the staff of former U.S. Senator Pete Wilson (R-CA) and as a consultant to the California Senate Republican Caucus.
Bob Wickers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children, and can often be found competing in off-road motorcycle races in the desert of Southern California.
Carolyn Barber is one of the top political media directors in America. She has over a decade of political media planning and placement experience overseeing the television, radio, print outdoor and digital advertising campaigns for hundreds of major statewide candidate campaigns, ballot initiatives, and independent expenditures across the United States.
Carolyn managed the media placement for Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2008 campaign for US President, including both national cable and local television spot advertising across numerous key primary states. In the 2014 cycle, she directed the statewide placement for Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama and numerous additional Wickers Group clients.
In addition to her media expertise, Carolyn has extensive experience managing polling and focus group projects, and she has served as an onsite campaign consultant in the national elections of Bulgaria and Romania, and select elections here in the US. A graduate of Duke University, Carolyn lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter, and works from the firm’s headquarters.
Bryan manages the firm’s Little Rock office and has serviced some of the firm’s biggest clients, including Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR), Gov. Robert Bentley (AL), Attorney General Scott Pruitt (OK), Congressman Ted Yoho (FL), Congressman Trent Franks (AZ), and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch (MS).
Bryan was campaign manager for Gov. Robert Bentley’s successful campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor of Alabama in 2010. After the runoff, Bryan returned to his role as general consultant, media consultant and pollster for the Bentley campaign. The Bentley campaign for Governor was one of 2010’s biggest upsets.
In 2012 Bryan Sanders served as pollster and media consultant for Ted Yoho in his upset victory against Congressman Cliff Stearns in Florida, which Politico named, “One of the most unexpected upsets of the primary season.” Bryan wrote, produced, and directed Yoho’s TV ad “Pigs”, which the Washington Post named one of the best political ads of the year.
Bryan has worked on numerous state and national campaigns, including Governor Mike Huckabee’s campaign for president. In 2011 Campaign and Elections named Bryan one of its “Rising Stars of American Politics,” a distinction given to only 15 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the country each year.
A native of Kansas, Bryan began his career in Washington, D.C. as an aide to U.S. Senator Sam Brownback. He is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he majored in Government. Bryan and his wife, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and their daughter Scarlett, live in Little Rock, Arkansas.
A key member of the team since 2003, Fanny keeps everything running smoothly in The Wickers Group’s accounting department. Her strong background in financial management, sales analysis and budgeting, and various administrative duties make her an integral part of our team. Fanny holds a B.A. in accounting from California State University-Hayward, and lives in the east bay with her husband and two daughters.News and Awards