OUR TEAM

Dedicated individuals with a proven record of compassion and success.

 

 

In an increasingly fragmented political environment, legislative success requires finding common ground among often polarized interests. 

As a bipartisan, majority-minority owned firm, our team reflects the diversity of perspectives and priorities in America today. Working together united in purpose we are uniquely able to understand and navigate competing viewpoints to build non-traditional coalitions that bridge the divide between polarization and legislative compromise. 

 

 

From left to right: Joe Velazquez, Sam Geduldig, David Morgan, Jennifer Stewart, Jim Terry, and Michael Williams.
 
 
 
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Sam Geduldig

Sam Geduldig has been named as one of the top Republican lobbyists in Washington for 9 years in a row by The Hill newspaper. Before joining the all Republican government affairs firm CGCN Group, Sam spent years on Capitol Hill working for Bob Dole, John Boehner, Mike Oxley and Roy Blunt. As the Washingtonian noted, his “experiences allow him to offer his clients an exceptionally well-rounded view of the legislative process.”


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David Morgan

David Morgan is the founder of D. Morgan & Partners, a government relations firm that helps its clients manage the complex maze of Washington. Previously, David was the V.P. of government affairs for American Express and served as Legislative Director for Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA). David also holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Masters of Taxation from Georgetown Law, and is the Board Chair for both Patten University and the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association.

 


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Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart has almost two decades of experience forging strong relationships with Democratic members of Congress while working in government relations, public policy, and on Capitol Hill. She has especially strong ties with many members of the Congressional Black Caucus, which she forged while working for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and for Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY). After leaving the Hill, Jennifer served as Senior Policy Advisor at Bryan Cave, Government Affairs Manager for AstraZeneca and received her PhD in Education and Public Policy from American University. In 2011, Jennifer founded Stewart Strategies & Solutions, a government affairs firm which offers its clients creative and strategic approaches to public policy matters.


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Jim Terry

Jim Terry has more than two decades of experience working for Republicans in legislative and campaign settings, serving as both a chief of staff on Capitol Hill and as a national political director for Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign. Jim has also worked as a Special Assistant for Congressman Ed Royce and as Political Director for Congressman James Rogan, both Republicans from California. Jim currently draws on his extensive political background serving his clients at TDS Public Affairs, a full service strategic communications firm that he founded in 2007.


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Joe Velazquez

Joe Velazquez has more than three decades of experience working with national and local Hispanic organizations and the Hispanic Congressional Caucus, specifically serving as the Deputy Political Director for President Bill Clinton and the Assistant Political Director for the AFL-CIO. Joe is currently a principal with Velasquez & Associates, a government relations firm. Joe has also served on the national boards of the United Way of America, Boy Scouts of America, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.


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Mike Williams 

Michael Williams has over two decades of experience in business advocacy, strategic communications, as well as federal and state government service. He began his career in Washington serving as a Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs for President Bill Clinton, later moving on to manage government affairs for Credit Suisse and the Bond Markets Association. He is currently head of The Williams Group, a public policy and communications consulting firm specializing in government relations, public affairs, and corporate business development services.