What is a lobbyist? Who do they work for? And what do they do?
Simply put, lobbying is advocacy of a point of view, either by groups or individuals.
Because the lobbying profession is so little understood, it is often viewed as an evil function, yet every "mom and apple pie" interest in the United States use lobbyists - a fact little known by the general public.
The interesting thing is that while many people may not care about politics, many do. Silence and non-participation mean that other people will decide policy on your behalf. Do not leave your destiny in the hands of strangers.
Work with me. Let me help you tell your story. Let me open doors to the political system for you that are closed to the independent advocate.
I am an independent lobbyist who will work to protect your interests at the Missouri State Capitol. I am a business leader with over 30 years of research and consulting experience. My business model is different than the larger multi-client lobbying firms. Finding the right lobbyist is not about choosing a firm that looks good on paper, it's about finding the right fit between you and the lobbyist.
I work with organizations to develop their grassroots advocacy messages and invite them to participate in the political process. Watch this video showing how arts advocates can interact with their elected officials to support Missouri's arts industry:
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.