Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) announced today that former State Rep. Mike Kuglitsch has joined the firm as a principal in its Madison office. Kuglitsch recently retired from the Wisconsin State Assembly after nearly 12 years of public service. His addition is the latest in a series of hires and acquisitions that solidifies Strategies as the dominant Wisconsin firm for clients with state and federal government relations and communications needs.

Elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010, Kuglitsch served as Chair of the State Affairs Committee in 2012 and later chaired the Energy & Utilities Committee for 8 years. He is a former member of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (Past President), the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin (Past President), and the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce (Past President). As part of his legislative service, Kuglitsch served as National Chair of Energy, Environment & Agriculture for the American Legislative Exchange Council.

“Mike Kuglitsch is an accomplished lawmaker with strong bipartisan relationships across government, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Michael Best family,” said Robert Marchant, president of Michael Best Strategies. “Michael Best Strategies is Wisconsin’s preeminent firm for businesses with government relations, business consulting and strategic communications needs, and Mike’s experience will help accelerate our clients’ success.”

“As a businessman turned public servant with deep experience at the intersection of business and politics, I understand how government can either foster or prohibit economic growth,” said Mike Kuglitsch. “Michael Best Strategies is a growing bipartisan firm, and I’m excited to join the team and advance productive solutions for clients and taxpayers.”

About Michael Best Strategies LLC

Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) helps companies accelerate their success through a combination of strategic business consulting, lobbying, government relations, public affairs, and communications. The firm has thrived by providing a diverse team of professionals with the experience, skills, and relationships necessary to help each client achieve their goals more quickly and fully. Strategies has nationwide reach with offices across several states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit michaelbeststrategies.com.

Bio Link With 12 years as an elected State Representative of the 84th District in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Michael has the expertise to support environmental, agricultural, and energy-related initiatives. Michael leverages his significant experience as a subject matter expert in the energy and utilities industry to advocate for pro-business policies and strategic, economic opportunities. Expertise: Strategy, Government Relations, Public Affairs, Policy Advocacy, and Stakeholder Engagement
Bio Link Rob served as a senior leader within the Wisconsin Senate under five majority leaders, three Republicans and two Democrats. As chief clerk and director of operations of the Wisconsin Senate, Rob was the parliamentarian of the Senate and was responsible for the proper, constitutional functioning of the Senate as a lawmaking and oversight body within state government. Expertise: How Legislatures Do Their Work, Legislative Procedure & Drafting, Executive Branch Operations, Economic Development Policy, Agri-business & Environmental Policy, and Water Policy