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ORION STRATEGIES is a strategic public relations and communications firm that also offers creative services. The company hosts offices in Charleston and Buckhannon, West Virginia. Orion’s clients cover a wide range of companies and organizations that wish to affect public and/or political opinion.

Orion’s specialty is assessing the needs of its clients. At Orion, we ascertain the necessary messages and audience, and we thoroughly research the communication required to utilize effective messages. Whether that is grassroots, grasstops, public education, policy persuasion or crisis communication, Orion works to fill in the holes. For this reason, clients in environmental impact, energy, telecommunication, defense, political campaigns, labor, transportation, professional sports and healthcare utilize Orion’s services.


Orion Strategies was founded in 2007 by Curtis Wilkerson in Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, Orion Strategies earned a strong statewide reputation through work on local, regional and statewide political campaigns and through its research and polling services. In mid 2008, the company opened its North Central West Virginia in Buckhannon to service that market and its ever-expanding energy sector. In late 2012, Orion Strategies moved into new offices on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston, West Virginia.


In addition to continuing its history of serving political candidates, Orion Strategies has attracted clients in environmental impact, natural gas, telecommunication, defense, legal reform, political campaigns, labor, transportation, and health care.

The staff of Orion Strategies has varied backgrounds in media, government positions, political campaigns and associated fields. This allows for a wide berth of experience that serves client needs.


Orion Strategies has worked with major developmental projects, reputation remediation, political controversies and crises for various clients over the years.
Grassroots &
Issue Advocacy

Orion Strategies conducts numerous grasstops campaigns on behalf of clients who need issue advocacy.

Orion Strategies and its staff have served as primary consultant on hundreds of statewide, congressional and legislative races, as well as for numerous companies and organizations in multiple states.
Polling &

In addition to the company’s direction of political races, Orion has gained a solid reputation for its polling services. Orion conducts extensive research and interviews, compiles reports, executes telephone polling and directs mail surveys, as well as exploring and employing other methods.


Orion's emphasis is serving clients that wish to positively affect public and/or political opinion. Orion Strategies generally offers the following services:

  • Media Relations
  • Public and Community Affairs
  • Crisis Communication
  • Earned Media Development
  • Media Production and Placement
  • Media Training
  • Social Media Development
  • Direct Mail Production


Charleston Office
(304) 391.5056
206 Capitol Street - 3rd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Buckhannon Office
(304) 982.6050
PO Box 1083
Buckhannon, WV 26201
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