Established in 2006, Woodberry Associates is a public affairs consultancy specializing in coalition management, bipartisan government relations and stakeholder advocacy.  

Based in Washington, D.C., Woodberry Associates successfully leverages a combined expertise in public policy, public affairs and campaign communications to assist its clients in achieving their advocacy objectives.

The professionals at Woodberry Associates are engaged by clients to consult on major public policy issues respecting education, healthcare, transportation, technology and economic development. Congressional expertise includes the budget and appropriations processes and legislative strategy
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Federal & State Government Relations

Woodberry Associates maintains a full time federal government relations practice as well as a 50 state network of contract statehouse-based lobbyists. Services provided clients include:

  • Direct federal and state lobbying
  • Prioritization of legislative priorities and opportunities
  • Development of detailed government relations strategies
  • Drafting of correspondence and advocacy materials
  • Policymaker relationship development and management 
  • Legislative and regulatory monitoring 
  • Regular project reporting

Stakeholder Engagement & Advocacy

On behalf of corporate and non-profit clients, Woodberry Associates designs, implements and manages stakeholder engagement and advocacy campaigns. Services provided clients include:

  • Coalition development
  • Campaign planning and management
  • Grassroots advocate recruitment and mobilization
  • Website development and digital communications
  • Media relations
  • Fundraising
  • Event production and management

Association & Coalition Management

Woodberry Associates offers medium and small sized associations and coalitions turn-key services to meet their management, membership relations and advocacy needs. Services provided clients include:

  • Meeting planning and management
  • Governance support
  • Government relations and advocacy
  • Membership recruitment
  • Fundraising and financial management
  • Continuing education accreditation
  • Website and publications
  • Compliance support
  • PAC management

Organizations succeed when their goals are clearly defined and their efforts are mission driven. Therefore, Woodberry Associates guides clients in developing a clear vision of success. Woodberry Associates assists them in devising a strategy, implementing message-centric campaigns and producing deliverables to further their stated goals.

Using this mission-driven approach, Woodberry Associates provides full-service management and advocacy services to nonprofits, associations, coalitions, professional societies and commercial enterprises. 

Furthermore, clients benefit from Woodberry professionals’ decades of combined experience in the practice of law, government relations, corporate public affairs, and campaign management, as well as serving on gubernatorial and congressional staffs. This experience and expertise permits Woodberry Associates to provide comprehensive advocacy management and government affairs services, helping clients to be mission driven in realizing public policy objectives. 

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Mission Driven

The Professionals At Woodberry Associates Are Engaged By Clients To Advocate On Major Public Policy Issues Respecting Education, Healthcare, Transportation, Technology, And Economic Development. Congressional Expertise Includes The Appropriations Process, Report Language, And Reauthorization.

Healthcare Policy 

Representing industry, physician organizations and patient advocates, Woodberry Associates provides a broad array of services to ensure its clients’ interests are heard by policymakers in Washington, D.C. and state capitols.

Education Policy

Woodberry Associates works with corporate and non-profit clients to advance public policy proposals that serve to benefit and strengthen elementary, secondary and higher education.

State Legislative Analysis & Advocacy

Understanding complex issues related to intermodal transportation, highway construction, maritime shipping, and energy policy, Woodberry Associates works with clients to achieve successes that benefit the transportation stakeholders

Budgets & Appropriations

On behalf of colleges, universities,  municipalities and healthcare institutions, Woodberry Associates provides federal affairs representation to clients seeking Congressional support for economic development and   other institutional initiatives.

Woodberry Professionals 

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy is President of Woodberry Associates, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based public affairs consultancy specializing in coalition management.... Learn More→

Gavin Clingham 

Gavin Clingham assists corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as universities, colleges, municipalities and health care entities in getting their voices...Learn More→

 

Amanda Conschafter

Amanda Conschafter has more than a decade of experience in writing, communications and writing education. Her issue knowledge spans health care...Learn More→

Derek Flowers

With experience in political campaigns and grassroots advocacy, Derek Flowers has organized field operations for candidates at the congressional level as well as the.... Learn More

 

 

Susan Hepworth

Susan Hepworth leads the media relations efforts for Woodberry Associates. She focuses on driving and echoing strategic messages for its health care and education... Learn More

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Renee Klink

Renee Klink specializes in digital political advocacy and has advised clients in a range of industries, as well as nonprofits and political organizations at the federal, state... Learn More

 
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Chase Martin

Chase Martin has a wealth of experience working on policy issues as a campaign manager, grassroots organizer and as legal counsel in state government..... Learn More

Scott Migli

Scott Migli is a veteran state legislative caucus staff member who has for nearly a decade drawn on that experience when counseling corporate and non-profit clients... Learn More

 
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Christopher Mohrman

Christopher Mohrman has worked for 25 years on issues at the intersection of public policy, law and politics. Before receiving his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin... Learn More

Darby O'Donnell

Darby O’Donnell’s background is rooted in law and public policy, with particular expertise and interest in congressional relations... Learn More

 

 
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Lindsay Videnieks

Lindsay Videnieks has more than a decade of experience in advising municipal, university, hospital, and other non-profit clients...Learn More

 

 

Of Counsel

John Barnes

Coalition Management

John Barnes was formerly Chief Executive Officer at the American Physical Therapy Association and also served as Deputy Executive Director of the American Academy of Dermatology. Mr. Barnes has extensive public policy experience through his years on Capitol Hill where he was Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Greg Ganske of Iowa. He also worked for Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.  

David Charles, M.D.

Health Policy

Dr. Charles is a academic and research neurologist practicing in Nashville, Tennessee.  He has served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, a United States Senate Health Policy Fellow and National Chairman of the Alliance for Patient Access.

Sean Kennedy

Event Management

Sean Kennedy's specialty is producing and directing visual media campaigns that deliver a client’s message through still and moving pictures and tightly planned events.  Sean provides experienced media logistics planning, designs press facilities, and provides film and video production consulting.

Bob Rafferty

State Government Relations

Bob Rafferty has over 20 years of experience involving government, government relations, and associations. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Director of the Department of Management under Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad and as a consultant for Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack's administration. Additionally, while practicing law, he served as a state legislator.