Graham Gillette was born on a U.S. Air Force base in Madrid, Spain, to a Navy officer and a nurse. Graham moved to Michigan as a baby, started school in Pennsylvania and, for the most part, grew up in Florida.
For thirty years, Graham has helped individuals and organizations communicate effectively. He has served on many boards including the local school board and the board of Des Moines Water Works. He holds a Masters in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Graham began working part-time for candidates and elected office holders while attending the University of South Florida in Tampa. He finished his undergraduate degree at Florida State University in Tallahassee while serving as a senior staff member for then-Florida Governor Bob Martinez.
While working in an office of the White House, Graham met his wife, Katie. They moved to Katie’s hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, in 1993. Here they raised three children who have become inspiring adults, founded a communications firm, and continue to maintain a century-old house on a quiet street in one of the best neighborhoods in America.