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Policy & Communications Professionals from the House, Senate, and Executive Branch

Led by former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt and leading strategist Tom O’Donnell, our bipartisan team is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. We offer decades of policy, communications and campaign experience to help clients set and carry out winning strategies to legislative and regulatory challenges. Members of our team are top public policy and communications professionals from the House, Senate, and the Executive Branch. They have also served on corporate and non-profit Boards of Advisors, as Washington heads of Fortune 500 companies, and at leading trade associations.

 

The Honorable
Richard A. Gephardt
Richard A. Gephardt is President and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs. Mr. Gephardt served for 28 years in the United States House of Representatives (from 1977 to 2005), representing Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, home to his birthplace St. Louis, Missouri.

Tom O’Donnell

Tom O’Donnell co-founded Gephardt Government Affairs in 2007 and serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. His work is rooted in policy expertise that spans three decades and in his experience as a pivotal player in negotiations with the White House, Congress, and key stakeholders.

 

Marti Thomas
Marti is a leading government relations strategist with a long career in government and the private sector. She has served as a trusted advisor to a House Majority Leader, two Treasury Secretaries, and two Fortune 500 CEOs.

Tom Blank
Tom joined GGA in 2012 and leads client work in the homeland security, technology, and international arenas. His multi-decade career includes public sector assignments on Capitol Hill and at key Executive Branch agencies.

Scott Brenner
Scott joined GGA in 2010 to oversee the firm’s transportation and technology portfolios, assisting such clients as airports, municipalities, and technology companies on legislative and regulatory issues at the local and federal levels.

Sharon Daniels
Sharon brings more than 25 years of experience in the House of Representatives. She was renowned as his right hand and gatekeeper, interacting on a daily basis with Members of Congress, Senators, and White House officials.

Christina Hamilton
Christina Hamilton joined Gephardt Government Affairs in 2011, after a lengthy tenure on Capitol Hill. She brings extensive political and legislative experience on the appropriations and budget process.

Michael Messmer
Michael specializes in legislative strategy, policy analysis, and direct advocacy for the firm’s foreign government clients, as well as its U.S. and international corporate clients.

Kyle Mulhall
Kyle brings 25 years of experience in legislative affairs, transportation and environmental law. Kyle joined Gephardt Government Affairs in April 2010, where he oversees many of the firm’s clients.

Janice O’Connell
Janice brings foreign and international economic policy experience spanning three decades, having served as a professional staff member of both the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees.

Amanda Armistead
Amanda began her career in November 2008 at Gephardt Government Affairs. She tracks a wide variety of issues facing both Congress and the Administration, including homeland security, transportation and infrastructure, defense, and appropriations.

Greg Carnrick
Greg provides research, analysis and strategic insight on a range of issues including policy related to climate change, energy and appropriations. He conducts research and is responsible for coordinated efforts on client projects.

Jeremy Pollack
Jeremy currently oversees GGA’s media outreach and has worked with clients in the energy, broadcasting, and treasury arenas. He has works with the Managing Director on business development and monitors the House and Senate floor.