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webassets/img_bk.jpg Brian Kennedy J.D., President
Brian Kennedy is President of Woodberry Associates, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based public policy management consultancy specializing in health and education policy as well as congressionally directed appropriations and coalition management. For nearly two decades, Mr. Kennedy’s professional career has spanned the practice of law, campaign politics and corporate public affairs consulting.Over the course of his career, Mr. Kennedy has served as the organizer, manager and/or a strategic consultant to over a dozen coalitions and associations and presently serves as Director of the Alliance for Patient Access.  He has served on the national political staff of two Republican presidential campaigns and is a past Executive Director of the Republican Governors Association. Mr. Kennedy served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, as a member of the Republican National Committee and as Co-Chairman of the 1996 Republican National Platform Committee.  He has also served as a campaign manager to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and political advisor to United States Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, United States Senators Lamar Alexander, John McCain and Elizabeth Dole and Governor Mitt Romney.

Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Iowa State University and his J.D. from Drake University Law School.  He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association.

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Mr. Clingham assists corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as universities, colleges, municipalities and health care entities in getting their voices heard before the Executive Branch and the United States Congress, with a specific expertise in the area of federal appropriations.

webassets/img_gc.jpgPrior to entering private practice, Mr. Clingham served as Appropriations Associate and Legislative Director for Congressman Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV), Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee.  In that capacity, Mr. Clingham provided professional advice and guidance on the impact of federal policy changes and directly participated in the Congressional development of annual appropriations for multiple federal agencies.  Mr. Clingham has also developed particular expertise relating to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  During his years on Capitol Hill, Mr. Clingham focused on economic development, transportation, housing, space, technology and tax policy.

Mr. Clingham holds a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from The Catholic University of America.  He is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Community Renaissance, a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing.

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David Charles, M.D.

Dr. Charles is Vice-Chairman of Neurology and Assistant Dean for Admissions at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He has served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and United States Senate Health Policy Fellow.
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 campaigns of Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Most recently, Mr. Flowers served as the National Victory Director at the Republican National Committee, directing voter contact programs across the country during the 2010 election cycle.
Sean Kennedy
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Kennedy served in the Clinton administration working on a wide range of energy issues. He was appointed to work on radioactive waste issues and served on the team designated to realign and recommend downsizing of all the nuclear defense work at the Department of Energy. He also worked in the Office or National Security and Nonproliferation. During the second term of the Clinton Administration, Mr. Kennedy served as senior staff to the Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Mr. Kennedy was called upon by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore to oversee major media events including many of the President and Vice President's largest and most important rallies, inaugurations, and international summits. Mr. Kennedy served as a consultant to both Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign and to President Obama's campaign and inauguration. He has also served as a senior consultant to Iowa Governor Chet Culver and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin.
Renee Klink
Renee’s background blends two decades of experience in public affairs, issue advocacy, and digital media with a developed knowledge of the political process. She has served corporate clients in a range of industries, as well as advised political candidates and organizations at the federal, state, and local levels. Earlier in her career, she served on the presidential campaign staffs of Senator Bob Dole and Senator Lamar Alexander.
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 on grassroots issue advocacy and the use of survey research in pursuit of public policy objectives. Prior to joining Woodberry Associates, Scott Migli served as the managing director of a national polling firm. In that capacity, Mr. Migli advised corporate and political clients on survey research, communication strategies and grassroots organizing techniques.

Mr. Migli served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Republican Party from 2005-2006. Mr. Migli has also worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the New York State Assembly on policy matters ranging from health care to energy, education and infrastructure. Mr. Migli is a native of New York and a graduate of Gannon University, Erie, PA. He resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

Christopher Mohrman
Christopher Mohrman has worked for 25 years on issues arising at the intersection of public policy, law, and politics. Before receiving his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Mohrman held various positions in the administration and campaigns of Governor Tommy Thompson. In that role, in addition to leading campaign roles Mr. Mohrman assisted in the development, passage, and implementation of many of Thompson's groundbreaking reforms, including education reform and the replacement of welfare with a work-based system, After leaving the Thompson administration, Mr. Mohrman joined one of the Midwest's leading law firms, Michael Best, LLP, where over almost a decade he had a robust practice in both commercial litigation (primarily at the appellate level) and regulatory/public affairs law. Mr. Mohrman advised and represented clients in campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics law, governmental procurement, and assisted clients in addressing complex regulatory issues in the areas of education, energy, gaming, insurance and health care. Mr. Mohrman then became Assistant General Counsel at K12, Inc., the leading online curriculum provider and charter school management company in the nation. K12 is publicly traded on the NYSE, and has annual revenue in excess of $900 million. In his almost six years with K12, Mr. Mohrman served as lead counsel for all of K12's public affairs activities, including developing strategy and overseeing implementation at both the federal level and the state-level teams in each of the 36 states in which K12 was active. In that role, Mr. Mohrman conducted extensive legislative drafting, analysis and negotiations, resulting in many provisions that are now in various state statutes, rules, or regulations. Mr. Mohrman also handled all regulatory actions and investigations related to K12's management services provided to charter and other public schools.

Tim Moran
Tim Moran has an extensive background in public policy, political strategy and grassroots mobilization. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Moran worked as a senior aide to Congressman Steve King's campaigns and official staff, as well as serving as director of King's leadership PAC.
In 2008, Mr. Moran served on Governor Mitt Romney's presidential campaign staff in Iowa, Florida and Alaska. In addition to federal campaigns, Mr. Moran was a campaign advisor to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey in his 2010 re-election and has also worked on behalf of an extensive list of state candidates. Prior to 2005, Mr. Moran spent nearly three years in the private sector in Omaha, Neb. as general manager of two major restaurants in the metro area.
Lindsay Videnieks, J.D.
Ms. Videnieks has a decade of experience in advising municipal, university, hospital,  and other non-profit clients on strategies to secure federal funding. Some of her projects have included funding for transportation initiatives, wastewater treatment plants, federal courthouse construction, and various economic redevelopment projects. Ms. Videnieks previously worked in the office of John E. Baldacci (D-ME) as well as on his re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Lindsay graduated with high honors from the University of Maine at Orono with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and English and received Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 2010. She is a member of the Bar in the State of Maryland.