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Governmental decisions are often critical to business success, and Strategies has the expertise and government relationships necessary to effectively represent clients and advocate for their interests in the lawmaking and regulatory process. We know how agendas are set and decisions are made in the legislative and administrative arms of government. We leverage this understanding to help our clients efficiently define, shape and navigate governmental decisions to obtain positive outcomes more quickly. And because our work is grounded in a business consulting approach, we develop a unique level of expertise and understanding of the issues our clients care about and the ways that policy, laws or regulations affect our clients’ business and the broader community, industry, state or country. As such, we are viewed by our contacts within government as valuable, trusted sources of quality information and a bridge between government decision-makers and the people, organizations and communities impacted by those decisions.

Contact Jeff Thormodsgaard or Denise Bode to start a conversation.

Meet Our Government Relations Team

Robert Marchant

Rob Marchant
President and Partner
Rob’s Bio

Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus
Chairman of the Board of Advisors
Reince’s Bio

Steve Israel

Steve Israel
Senior Counselor and Board of Advisors
Steve’s Bio

Robert Harward

Robert Harward
Board of Advisors
Robert’s Bio

Denise Bode

Denise Bode
Partner
Denise’s Bio

Tami Buckner

Tami Buckner
Partner
Tami’s Bio

Jeff Thormodsgaard

Jeff Thormodsgaard
Partner
Jeff’s Bio

Lucia Alonzo

Lucia Alonzo
Principal
Lucia’s Bio

Mike Dankler

Mike Dankler
Principal
Mike’s Bio

Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris
Principal
Aaron’s Bio

Steven Rowe

Steven Rowe
Senior Advisor
Steven’s Bio

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ARTICLES

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American Rescue Plan deep dive

Top-line numbers, details of key provisions and polling on the omnibus package To view the presentation, click here.
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Legislative Outlook 2021: Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker recently delivered his Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal and State of the State address. Below are some key takeaways...
Covid-19 Relief

Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-Relief Bill

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid reconciliation bill, coined the “American Rescue Plan.”

Former United States Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) Joins Michael Best Strategies as Senior Counselor...

Michael Best Strategies LLC announced today that Congressman Steve Israel, the eight-term congressman and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives...
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Many Unknowns as Congress Turns to Infrastructure

After spending months on the latest COVID aid package, President Biden and Democratic lawmakers are now turning to infrastructure. Democrats will gamble...
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Michael Best Strategies Partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Launch Inaugural Public...

Michael Best Strategies (Strategies) is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to recruit for its first Public Policy Internship. The...

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