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The Political Life

From campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between - a podcast about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

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Bradley Tusk returns to discuss his new book Obvious in Hindsight, investing in tech start-ups and Election Predictions
This week Jim welcomes Bradley Tusk back to the show to discuss his new book "Obvious in Hindsight".     Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist and writer. Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures. Tusk Ventures is the world’s first venture capital fund to work with and invest solely in high growth startups facing political and regulatory challenges. Previously, Bradley served as campaign manager for Mike Bloomberg, as Deputy Governor of Illinois and as Communications Director for Senator Charles Schumer. Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies, Bradley’s family foundation, funds and runs campaigns in states across the U.S. to increase funding for anti-hunger programs like school breakfast and food stamp enrollment. They are also working to create mobile voting so people can vote in elections on their phones. Bradley writes a regular column for Fast Company. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received his BA and has a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. 
43:13 12/21/23
Looking for a Job in Government Relations? Matthew Guilbault has Some Very Good Advice to Share
Matthew Guilbault is Director of Government Affairs at Corebridge Financial – a new position for Matthew since he was last on the podcast.  Matthew walks us through his job hunting experience – I think you will find it very helpful if you are looking for a job or thinking about looking for a new job.  Some interesting facts about Matthew: Matt studied to be a pilot before deciding to focus on pre-law studies at the College of St. Rose. He got his first job in politics for a State Senator after networking at the restaurant he worked at in Albany. After almost seven years working at the New York General Assembly, Matt transitioned to an in-house lobbying position. After 10 years working in-house, he worked as a contract lobbyist. Matt owns many motorcycles, and used to race them professionally.
41:54 9/25/23
Maggie Mick from MultiState kicks off the Fall Season with Jack Waldorf from the Western Governors' Association
In today’s episode Maggie Mick of MultiState sits down with Jack Waldorf - the sixth Executive Director of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA). Jack oversees WGA’s efforts to support and advance bipartisan priorities on behalf of the Governors from the 22 westernmost states and territories.   Prior to joining WGA, Waldorf led the federal advocacy activities for the University of Colorado (CU) System which is comprised of four campuses across Colorado’s Front Range. Before joining the CU System, Waldorf served in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives where he focused on policies related to education, health care, and transportation, among other issues. Waldorf holds a master’s degree in public administration from CU Denver and a bachelor’s degree in political science from CU Boulder. Waldorf currently resides in Erie, Colorado with his wife, Monica, and their three sons.
32:15 9/18/23
Meet the Member: Mike Gipson (Hosted by Maggie Mick of MultiState)
This episode is a rebroadcast of a webinar conversation Maggie Mick, assistant Vice Preistent of Multi State, had with California Assembly-member, Mike Gipson about California lawmaking!Topics covered in this episode include: An introduction to who Mike Gipson is. The moment that Mike Gipson decided to run for office. Mike's police partner being killed while in the line of duty. How it impacted Gipson's path towards office. An overview of what the CSG West Chair organization is. An overview of the CSG West Annual meeting this summer at Universal Studios in California and topics that will be discussed there. Ai Infrastructure Water Healthcare Public safety How the CSG organization is formed and how it is run. Why did Mike Gipson run for office. Some pieces of legislation that have come out of Gipson's lived experiences. The sucesses that Gipson and Speaker Rendon have had New possible changes coming from the new speaker coming June 30th. Does California have a budget issue and Gipson's take on the current budget. Mike Gipson is a California Assemblymember. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2014, Gipson has served as Democratic Caucus Chair since 2016. A former cop, and non-profit leader in Los Angeles, he serves on Buisness and Professions, Governmental Organization, Insurance, and Transportation Committees. He serves as 2023 Chair of CSG West, the western region of The Council of State Governments.   Maggie Mick serves as Assistant Vice President at MultiState where she leads the firm’s Stakeholder Engagement Practice. She also works with clients on campaigns, issue management, lobbying and compliance.   Before joining MultiState’s leadership team in 2022, she spent nearly 12 years at The Council of State Governments (CSG) nationally headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Her final role was Chief Advancement Officer, leading strategic partnerships and external relations for major stakeholders including legislative leadership and the private sector. Prior to her tenure at CSG, she was an aide in the United States Congress. In addition, she has held public office as a member of the Lancaster City Council for two terms.   Maggie serves on the board of directors and executive committee for the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), was 2022 president of the Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG) and a graduate of the Public Affairs Council's Institute. She has received local and statewide recognition including "Top Women in Business" in Kentucky by the Lane Report and the Kentucky Commission on Women Bluegrass Alliance for Women Impact Award.   Maggie is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. She is the proud wife of Nathan Mick and mother to Birdie and Hank.
22:04 6/27/23
The Gold Brothers Takeover: Debt Ceiling Deal & More!
It's a podcast take over with the Gold brothers! Rich and his brother Marty Gold from Capital Council take over the podcast to focus on all things Washington DC and the debt deal that was recently made in this unique episode!   Things talked about in this episode include: An overlook of the deal that was made How it all started What is the outcome of the deal that was made? Bi-partisan legislation The adoption of Biden's defense budget Shelanda Young and her role in the negotiations Republicans trying to take credit for things in the deal. Putting off the debit ceiling until after Biden's presidency. How the democrat president always comes out on top. Will there be inner party friction on the Republican's side due to some not getting everything they wanted? The inner friction that is already happening on the Republican's side. What is the price of peace? Can there be peace? How McKarthy was voted in. The most connected thing legislatively to this issue. Why appropriation bills haven't gone across the floor in the Senate. Why Marty is skeptical about the deal that was made. Rich Gold is the leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. Rich Gold is the leader of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. The Public Policy & Regulation Group has been ranked among the top law and lobbying firms in Washington by publications including American Lawyer's Influence Magazine, Legal 500 United States guide, Financial Times and U.S. News - Best Lawyers guide. Mr. Gold has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Washington by The Hill, The National Journal, Washington SmartCEO, Super Lawyers and The Washington Business Journal, as well as one of Washingtonian Magazine's 500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy for the past two years.   In addition, Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide has recognized Mr. Gold since 2007. He is one of only three practitioners ranked as Band 1 in Chambers USA Nationwide Government Relations category, the highest ranking one can receive in Chambers. Mr. Gold served in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) as his advisor on environmental affairs where he worked on issues related to environmental side agreements of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During the Clinton administration, he was a special assistant to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner, with whom he helped develop the EPA's Superfund reform proposal and its administrative improvements package. Mr. Gold also served as a career lawyer in the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of General Counsel, working on major rule makings as well as significant Superfund cases.   Mr. Gold approaches political and policy problems from the perspective of campaign-style advocacy – forming, developing and executing issue-advocacy campaigns that incorporate lobbying, regulatory lawyering, traditional and social media, and grassroots engagement to break through the noise in Washington and achieve client goals. Mr. Gold has engaged for individual companies, trade associations and coalitions on the issues of the day ranging from climate change legislation and regulations and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform to trade legislation, corporate tax reform, as well as major U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reform legislation and financial services legislation.   Martin B. Gold is a partner with Capitol Counsel, LLC. He brings over 50 years of legislative and private practice experience. He is recognized authority and author on matters of congressional rules and parliamentary strategies, and U.S policy in Asia. He frequently advises senators and their staff and serves on the adjunct faculty at George Washington University. In 2022, he received the College of Professional Studies Faculty Excellent Award. Before domestic business, professional, and academic audiences, he speaks about Congress as well as political and public policy developments. Gold has been a guest lecturer at Tsinghua University, the Beijing Foreign Studies University, Moscow State University, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the State Parliament of Ukraine, and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
28:29 6/12/23
Investing, Crypto, and the Debt Ceiling with Public COO Stephen Sikes
Jim welcomes Stephen Sikes to the podcast to cover a wide variety of topics from investing to talking about the debt ceiling agreement that was made recently.Topics covered in this episode include: A shout out to Rachel who helped in bringing Stephen onto the show! Stephen talks about who he is and the company Public where he is the COO. How Public makes money. Where the 10% of not invested money goes and where does all the cash go? The FDIC program and sweeping The Treasury account that Public offers and what it is. How Public is trying new and innovative ways in a regulatory environment The founding of Public. Why Public exists. Where the idea of Public came from What alternative type of investing includes. Angel Investing Crypto Investing Culture Investing Regulatory issues for crypto and investing Watching closely to the courts to help give customers what they want/demand The European model Societal risks while creating regulations How to track what is going on with regulatory issues Stephen's thoughts on the debt ceiling deal that was made and how it impacts the investing business. What the next 6 months look like. What Public can offer Just launched Investment Plans Re-balancing is coming soon for the plan. What part of the army Stephen was in and how it shaped him for future careers. Stephen Sikes is currently the COO of Public, the multi-asset investing app, and he serves as the CEO of Public's broker-dealer and leads the brokerage, crypto, international, and alternatives business lines. He is also responsible for operations, customer, support, legal, compliance and risk functions. In addition to his work at Public, Stephen co-leads a fintech community and early stage investing fund called Socially Financed, where he focuses on supporting early stage consumer fintech businesses. Before joining Public, Stephen was on the founding team and became the Business Lead of SoFi Invest. Previously, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, and served as a Cavalry Officer in the U.S. Army, where he did one deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
33:57 6/5/23
Who Will Blink First? The Debt Ceiling Debate with Rich Gold
Rich Gold returns to the podcast to talk with Jim about the looming debt limit in Washington D.C, why this issue of coming to an agreement is so important, and what could happen if no agreement is made. Topics covered in this episode include: How things are going at Holland & Knight. An update on the debt limit negotiations. What makes this different than the last time it happened? A recap of where the negotiating started and where it is now. What the Republicans want What the Democrats are trying to do to compromise with the Republicans What would need to happen for the Republicans to get everything they want and why it's not realistic? Why the current options won't get enough votes to go through? Balancing the right amount of budget cuts. Will they eventually come to a comprise at the end of the day? What happens if they don't? Why it's not a good idea to cut a deal right before the deadline and what happened last time a deal was cut before the deadline. The real-world impacts that occurred. Can a divided government happen with a Republican president and Democrats controlling Congress? The shift of the Republican party. What could happen if a Republican votes and Donald Trump doesn't approve of it. Work requirements. The significance of agreeing to freeze the limit. Is the military budget increase normal or for something specific? What makes up the budget deficit? Who Rich will have as his special guest when he hosts the podcast! Rich Gold is the leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. Rich Gold is the leader of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. The Public Policy & Regulation Group has been ranked among the top law and lobbying firms in Washington by publications including American Lawyer's Influence Magazine, Legal 500 United States guide, Financial Times and U.S. News - Best Lawyers guide. Mr. Gold has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Washington by The Hill, The National Journal, Washington SmartCEO, Super Lawyers and The Washington Business Journal, as well as one of Washingtonian Magazine's 500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy for the past two years. In addition, Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide has recognized Mr. Gold since 2007. He is one of only three practitioners ranked as Band 1 in Chambers USA Nationwide Government Relations category, the highest ranking one can receive in Chambers. Mr. Gold served in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) as his advisor on environmental affairs where he worked on issues related to environmental side agreements of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During the Clinton administration, he was a special assistant to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner, with whom he helped develop the EPA's Superfund reform proposal and its administrative improvements package. Mr. Gold also served as a career lawyer in the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of General Counsel, working on major rule makings as well as significant Superfund cases. Mr. Gold approaches political and policy problems from the perspective of campaign-style advocacy – forming, developing and executing issue-advocacy campaigns that incorporate lobbying, regulatory lawyering, traditional and social media, and grassroots engagement to break through the noise in Washington and achieve client goals. Mr. Gold has engaged for individual companies, trade associations and coalitions on the issues of the day ranging from climate change legislation and regulations and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform to trade legislation, corporate tax reform, as well as major U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reform legislation and financial services legislation.   Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
35:08 5/25/23
Portable Benefits in the Gig Economy with Brian Joseph
Today Jim welcome Brian Joseph to the podcast to chat about his experience in the gig economy as well as the idea of portable benefits for freelance workers. Brian Joseph is a freelance journalist who is currently finishing up work on his first book. He's worked as a newspaper reporter and investigative journalist for about 20 years, writing for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Orange County Register, and the Sacramento Bee, among other publications. In 2013-14, he was an investigative reporting fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, where he investigated privatized foster care for Mother Jones magazine. Brian is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and the recipient of several journalism honors, including a George Polk Award. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife and daughter and their talkative orange tabby Nemo! Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
16:44 5/19/23
At UPS, Mike Kiely is Driven By Innovation
Jim welcomes Mike Kiely to the podcast to talk about everything that goes into working for UPS in his new position within the company. They talk about how Mike manages his team, spending time abroad, how things are going in DC, and so much more!Topics discussed in this episode: The amount of responsibility that are on Mike and his team. How many union members and employees there in the UPS both in the United States and around the globe. Mike's new position and how it differs from his old position How Mike manages a team from so many diverse locations. Is it beneficial for people specfically college students to spend time abroad? Are things getting back to normal in markets around the world post-COVID? How UPS navigated the COVID shut down The backlogs of items coming into America. UPS negotiating with the union members of Teamsters in the US. How UPS takes care of their empoyees How social media causes unneeded panic about the state of UPS Headlines that give panic without diving into the facts of the matter at hand. Where Mike is spending most of his time. Educating public officials on what is going on in their negotiations with unions. Creating a channel for people to be able to use to know what's going on and not going off of what news articles are saying. FAA re-authorization bill How things are in DC and some changes that Mike has seen. America's relationship with China as the two leading countries of the world. Michael Kiely is the President of Global Government Affairs at UPS. Based in Washington D.C., he leads UPS’s legislative strategy and advocacy efforts pertaining to the company’s global anddomestic business units.   Michael began his career with UPS in 1992 as a management trainee. Upon completion, he held numerous positions in the finance and accounting function on assignments based in New York, Georgia, and Belgium. In 2001, he was appointed as Managing Director of Finance and Accounting for UPS’s Northern European operations, where he oversaw all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Taxation and Benefits Management for seven European countries.   He moved to UPS’s Government Affairs function in 2005 where he advanced UPS’s reform efforts on laws and regulations impacting multiemployer pension plans, health care reform and tax policy. In his role as President of U.S. Government Affairs, he led the development and execution of legislative and regulatory strategies for a range of policy issues including trade and customs; labor and employment; sustainability and alternative fuels; postal; healthcare; and transportation across the federal government and 50 state governments. He assumed his current position in 2023.   Michael is on the Executive Committee for the American Trucking Associations where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. He serves on the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Board for the Bryce Harlow Foundation and the Board of the US Chamber’s Political Advisory Committee.   Michael graduated from Fordham University in 1992 with a B.S. in Finance. He received an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 1999 and also studied at the Wharton School of Business and Emory University. He lives in Edgewater, MD with his wife and three teenage sons.e. Michael now oversees federal, state, and local government affairs for the company.   Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show.   Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
30:44 5/5/23
Rich Gold Returns with An Update on Washington, the Debt Limit, and Environmental Regulation
Rich Gold returns to the podcast to talk with Jim about everything going on in Washington D.C. They talk about the looming debt limit, environmental regulation, and what is happening at his firm, Holland & Knight. Topics covered in this episode include: Rich's thoughts on the debt limit and everything that is currently going on with it. The ways that Rich believes the Republicans have put themselves into a corner. How many of the Republicans in the house that want significant cuts to the spending bill and why they seem to be pushing for it. The priority of reform when it comes to natural power sources. The work happening to continue to work towards the use of natural resources. Rich's thoughts on the Biden Administration gearing up on the regulatory front. The state of the regulatory environment in America versus other countries. Rich's opinion on if it seems anyone is talking about this or if it isn't something people are too concerned about. When things need to be finalized to keep a new president from meddling with it. The approval rating of the government. Senator Feinstein being asked to step down and how it is being received in Washington. What's happening at Holland & Knight currently? Rich Gold is the leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. The Public Policy & Regulation Group has been ranked among the top law and lobbying firms in Washington by publications including American Lawyer's Influence Magazine, Legal 500 United States guide, Financial Times and U.S. News - Best Lawyers guide. Mr. Gold has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Washington by The Hill, The National Journal, Washington SmartCEO, Super Lawyers, Washingtonian and The Washington Business Journal. In addition, Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide has recognized Mr. Gold since 2007. Rich grew up in New York and New Hampshire He attended The University of Vermont for a B.S. in Business and obtained his J.D. from George Washington University. He served as a Staff Attorney, and later Special Assistant to Carol Browner at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rich served as a Special Assistant for Environmental Affairs to US Senator Lloyd Bentsen. He has worked at Holland & Knight for the last 25 years. “It’s really important in current times to understand that the process that we are involved in, advocating for public policy, is sacred, and something that most around the world don’t get to do.”
23:47 4/17/23
ICYMI: Are Pyschedelics Coming to a State Near You? We hear from Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler of Brownstein
This week Jim chats with Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler from Brownstein about the recent legalization of psychedelics in Colorado as well as recent legislative trends in California, Colorado, and states in the Western U.S. more generally. Steven Stenzler is a Policy Advisor in the Sacramento office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. In this role he advises on a variety of issues including housing, land-use, tax policy, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining Brownstein, Steven served as the chief of staff to the Chair of the California Assembly Banking Committee. During his tenure in the legislature, Steven was the lead staffer on a number of impactful housing measures, including bills to reform nexus studies, limit development impact fees, reorganize the state’s affordable housing finance system, and a bill to establish the nation’s first statewide housing data strategy. In addition, Steven worked to pass the 2019 Tenant Protection Act which limited rent increases and established just cause eviction protections for millions of renters. Prior to that, Steven filled a variety of roles in the state capitol, from district staffer to legislative director, for members from the central coast and the greater Sacramento region. Sarah Mercer ensures clients overcome challenging and entrenched legal issues by guiding clients through the complex political landscape. She combines her litigation background with her experience navigating state and local government to develop creative political and administrative solutions for complicated legal issues. In short, Sarah helps her clients efficiently achieve their goals. She’s a connector drawing on her close ties with elected officials and bureaucratic staff at all levels of local and state government to form connections and bridge relationships among diverse stakeholders.  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP is a lobbying and law firm based in the United States with 250 attorneys and policy consultants in 13 offices across the western U.S. and in Washington, D.C. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
35:32 4/7/23
Meet Josh Gray's Mom, Jackie Krentzman!
In this unique episode of the podcast, Jim welcomes back Josh Gray and with him, his mom Jackie Krentzman to the podcast for the first time to talk about the unique relationship they have together and how it all came to be.   Topics covered in this episode include: How Jackie first met Josh. Jackie's first impression of Josh Overview of the nonprofit Write on Sports and Jackie's work with creating a chapter in the Berkley area Josh's first impression of Jackie Josh and Jackie talk about preconceived notions they had when Josh first started to live with Jackie Jackie's preconceived notions growing up in a Jewish neighborhood. Josh's grandmother's preconceived notions meeting Jackie Jackie meeting Josh's family The process Josh went through that caused him to start calling Jackie his mother and wanting to live with her and Larry. The conditions created between Josh's family and Jackie to allow him to move into the house. Josh opening up to Jackie about his trauma. Raising Josh in a different culture than what would've been considered his normal. How Josh living with Jackie helped them both learn and grow in different ways. Josh asks Jackie if she has ever been in a situation that makes her realize the issues that black women go through raising their children. The statistics of what Josh's future that was laid out after failing a test in first grade. Where Josh's biological family is today. Life post George Floyd and what has changed in their lives since. How being progressive still means there is still a lot to learn and trying not to have a 'White Savior' mentality. Josh and Jackie having accountability for one another and checking on one another's attitudes. What individuals can do for people in the world in similar situations to Josh as a child but also adults. Josh Gray – has been a guest on the show before to talk about his amazing life story. You can find those episodes here and here. He is the vice-president of the advertising company Ogilvy.   Ogilvy has been growing brands and businesses since 1948. They continue that rich legacy through borderless creativity—operating, innovating, and creating at the intersection of talent and capabilities. Our experts in Public Relations, Consulting, Advertising, Health, and Experience work fluidly across 131 offices in 93 countries.   Jackie Krentzman – is the proprietor of Krentzman Communications, a communications and content strategy company that works with nonprofits and for-profit companies on their communication strategies and execution. She is also the editor-in-chief of Diversity Woman, a national quarterly publication on women’s leadership development, sold at Barnes & Noble and distributed to women in leadership positions in Fortune 1000 companies.   Previously, Jackie was the editorial director of DCP, the largest custom publisher California. At the beginning of her career, she was a sportswriter, covering the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and Golden State Warriors.   In 2012 Jackie made a documentary film that aired on PBS and at numerous film festivals, American Jerusalem, Jews and the Making of San Francisco.   Jackie has taught at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and UC Berkeley Extension. She earned her Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Michigan.   Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show.   Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at: Jim@theLobbyingShow.com Follow The Lobbying Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for weekly updates about the show, our guests, and more.
52:03 3/31/23
ICYMI: WASRG - Inside the Dome in Person! With Sarah Mercer, Brian Bautista, Peter Ruddell, Chris Hosek and John Holub
This week we are excited to run back an incredible panel from WASRG's first ever in-person Inside the Dome – moderated by Jim! – featuring on-the-ground consultants from high-impact states giving their candid insider insight on the impact of the November elections and the major legislation expected in 2023.  The Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG) is one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated exclusively to serving state government relations professionals.  Since the mid-1970s, WASRG has been providing its corporate, trade association and public sector members with a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with their peers, key state officials and public policy experts. The panel includes (follow the links for full bios): Sarah Mercer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Colorado Brian Bautista, The Southern Group, Florida Peter Ruddell, Honigman, LLP, Michigan John Holub, Public Strategies Impact, New Jersey Chris Hosek, Star Alliance, Texas For a full rundown of the event, click here! Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
37:44 3/24/23
New York Politics, Crypto, and more with Chris Coffey of Tusk Strategies
Jim welcomes a new guest to the podcast, Chris Coffey to discuss numerous topics. From working at Tusk Strategies on crypto, to working with Mayor Bloomberg.Topics covered in this episode include: How Chris and Bradley Tusk met and their relationship over the years from different jobs  to Chris working at Tusk Strategies with Bradley. Chris' work with Tusk Strategies and how their work with clients differ from other similar companies. The world of crypto and what is going on with it in New York. Working with the company eToro on their bitcoin license. What it means to have a bitcoin license. The vetting process of potential clients. The Andrew Yang mayoral campaign. Working in city hall and working with Mayor Bloomberg. Mayor Bloomberg and why he stands out as Mayor. New companies that are keeping Chris busy at Tusk Strategies. Chris Coffey is the CEO of Tusk Strategies. He led the New  York and New Jersey practices for Tusk Ventures and for Tusk Strategies for 9 years before taking over as CEO of Tusk Strategies in 2021.   He’s run successful political & legislative efforts in cities and states across the country. In New York, he specializes in creating major media campaigns that dominate news coverage for weeks at a time. Successful examples include Uber, Latch,  Bird, Bloomberg, and NYCLASS. In 2017, he served as a senior strategist to Corey Johnson’s winning campaign for Speaker of the New York City Council, and the New York Times called him an informal advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 election efforts. He led Tusk’s work on Andrew Yang’s 2021 campaign for NYC Mayor as Co-Campaign Manager. Chris also advises  U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY).   Prior to joining Tusk, Chris worked for Mike Bloomberg for 12  years at City Hall, on Mike’s three electoral campaigns, and at  Bloomberg L.P. During Chris’ time in City government, he helped set up the first-ever NYC Digital Office at the Mayor’s  Office of Media and Entertainment. He co-authored the  Roadmap for the Digital City, which Mayor Bloomberg unveiled as the first digital blueprint for City government in the nation.  Before that, Chris worked on the 2009 Bloomberg campaign as a senior communications strategist, as First Deputy  Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit where he helped manage the Mayor’s community relationships,  and as an assistant press secretary and director of Mayor Bloomberg’s advance team.   Chris serves as the Chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park  Conservancy and sits on the boards of Women in Need (WIN), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and The Trevor Project,  which works to prevent suicides in LGBTQ+ teens. Chris was named one of the Crain’s New York Notable LGBTQ Leaders for 2022 and was a recipient of the 2021 Gay City News Impact Award. For the past several years he has been named to City &  State’s Power Pride list of influential gays in New York as well as to City & State’s Top 100 most influential New Yorkers list. He frequently appears on NY1 as an expert on New York politics, and guest lectures at NYU on government and public policy. Chris was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with his husband and their two children.   Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show.   Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at: Jim@theLobbyingShow.com Follow The Lobbying Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for weekly updates about the show, our guests, and more.
47:58 3/17/23
Why Governors Make Such Good Presidents with Steve Palmer
Jim welcomes Steve Palmer to the show to talk about presidential politics as well as Steve's work, from electric car infrastructure to telemedicine.Steven Palmer is a partner at Forbes Tate Partners, a federal and state government affairs firm with areas of specialty including health care, energy, natural resources, financial services, transportation, trade, tax, tech and telecommunications, appropriations, and agriculture.   With over two decades of international, multi-state, and federal government relations experience, Steven is adept at advocating for clients and their business initiatives while effectively navigating their public policy challenges and legislative concerns. Steven helps lead FTP’s growing State & Local practice, which leverages the firm’s relationships in statehouses from coast to coast in all 50 states.   Before joining Forbes-Tate, Steven served as Managing Director and National Director of Grayling/Dutko Worldwide’s State and Local Government Affairs practice, where he led all lobbying efforts for clients across the country.   Over the course of his career, Palmer has served as a senior staff member in the United States Congress, managed state-wide campaigns, and has consistently worked for clients on some of the nation’s most pressing public policy matters since entering the private sector.Topics covered in this episode include: Steve's passion for running and different races he will be participating in. Places that Steve enjoys going to ski. Republican governors and their qualifications to run for president Who Steve believes could run for president on the democratic side if the president doesn't run for reelection. What is going on at Steve's work regarding transportation and infrastructure How Forbes Tate helps companies work with states on electric car infrastructure Telemedicine Everything that's happening at the firm Where Steve will be skiing next Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at: Jim@theLobbyingShow.com Follow The Lobbying Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for weekly updates about the show, our guests, and more.
31:13 3/10/23
Josh Gray Joins Ogilvy and Talks Leadership, Healing, and Imposter Syndrome
Jim welcomes Josh Gray back onto the podcast to talk about his new job as vice-president of the advertising company Ogivly along with other topics that have happened since Josh was last on the show. Ogilvy has been growing brands and businesses since 1948. They continue that rich legacy through borderless creativity—operating, innovating, and creating at the intersection of talent and capabilities. Our experts in Public Relations, Consulting, Advertising, Health, and Experience work fluidly across 131 offices in 93 countries.   Topics covered in this episode include: The environment of Ogivly's D.C office that Josh works out of. Some of Josh's favorite leadership books. Josh's journey of moving home, navigating the tech industry in San Fancisco, and then ultimately moving back to D.C. How Josh's therapist was able to help him realize how his past affects his life and work today and the journey of healing that he is still on today. An overview of Josh's past (For a deeper dive you can find the first conversation Jim had with Josh and his incredible story here). Dealing with impostor syndrome in the work place. Talking about a future episode where Josh and his mom are both on the show. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at: Jim@theLobbyingShow.com Follow The Lobbying Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for weekly updates about the show, our guests, and more.
43:36 3/3/23
An Update on Massachusetts Politics with George Cronin
Jim welcomes George Cronin back to the podcast to talk about all of the changes happening within the state of Massachusetts. Before getting into their discussion, Jim pays respect to the late Larry Rasky, founder of Rasky Partners, who passed away in March 2020.   During their conversation, George is able to give insight into different topics pertaining to the politics in Massachusetts. Topics discussed include: Massachusetts' new Democrat governor The composition of the Massachusetts Senate, Maura Healey Massachusetts Millionaires Tax Where Massachusetts is in their current session Changing sessions to more hybrid options since COVID Issues George believes will be tackled in the 2-year session. George Cronin is the Managing Director for the public affairs practice at Rasky Partners. Based out of Boston, they cover government relations at the state and municipal level, grassroots organizing, and ballot questions. They also have a D.C. office to cover federal affairs. George hails from Massachusetts, and was raised in a campaign environment. He attended UMass Amherst for his Bachelors degree, and Suffolk University for his Masters of Government. His first job in government was interning at the Choate Group, a public affairs firm that would later merge to become Rasky Partners. George has extensive campaign experience. He served as a senior advisor and New England political director for then U.S. Sen. Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign.' Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at: Jim@theLobbyingShow.com Follow The Lobbying Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for weekly updates about the show, our guests, and more.
27:02 2/24/23
Bradley Tusk Returns!
This week Jim welcomes Bradley Tusk back to the show for another exciting conversation! Bradley Tusk is a venture capitalist, political strategist and writer. Bradley is the Founder and CEO of Tusk Holdings, which includes Tusk Ventures, Tusk Strategies, Kronos Archives, Ivory Gaming and Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies. Tusk Ventures is the world’s first venture capital fund to work with and invest solely in high growth startups facing political and regulatory challenges. Previously, Bradley served as campaign manager for Mike Bloomberg, as Deputy Governor of Illinois and as Communications Director for Senator Charles Schumer. Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies, Bradley’s family foundation, funds and runs campaigns in states across the U.S. to increase funding for anti-hunger programs like school breakfast and food stamp enrollment. They are also working to create mobile voting so people can vote in elections on their phones. Bradley writes a regular column for The Observer, hosts a podcast called Firewall, and has a book - The Fixer - about his adventures in protecting disruptors from the bad guys. Bradley is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received his BA and has a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.  Click here to purchase Bradley's book - The Fixer  Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.  
35:59 2/17/23
Insight Policing: Helping Police Deescalate Tense Interactions - Dr. Megan Price Educates Us
This week Jim welcomes Megan Price to the show to discuss her work applying the theories of conflict analysis and resolution to the real-life practice of policing in the United States. Megan Price, Ph.D. is Founder and Director of the Center for Applied Insight Conflict Resolution (CAICR). She is an expert in the Insight approach to conflict analysis and resolution, which explains how conflict affects decision-making and how targeted curiosity can turn adversity into opportunity. Her research and practice focus on designing reliable, context-based solutions to conflict, from the interpersonal to the organizational to the social. Dr. Price specializes in Insight Policing: Conflict Resolution for Law Enforcement, which brings a conflict skill-set to challenging police-community interactions for effective problem-solving and trust-building. Dr. Price teaches Conflict Resolution at the Master’s level at George Mason University in Virginia and Royal Roads University in British Columbia. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
34:15 2/10/23
Throwback: A Conversation with Legendary Investor Jim Rogers
This week we're excited to present a special throwback episode! Jim's conversation with legendary investor Jim Rogers is one you'll want to revisit - even if you've heard it before! Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and most publications dealing with the economy or finance. He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a visiting professor at Columbia University. After attending Yale and Oxford University, Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire - at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Jim Rogers kept busy serving as a professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'. In 1990-1992, Jim Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers. Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure. He traveled for 1101 days on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. Passing through 116 countries, he covered more than 245,000 kilometers, which he recounted in his book Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip. His latest book "A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing" was published in 2009. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
37:10 2/3/23
Which Lobbying Firms are the Largest? Rich Gold Returns to discuss that and much more!
This week Jim welcomes friend of the show Rich Gold back to the pod to discuss the work of lalrge lobbying firms as well as the current state of affairs now that the dust has settled on a new Congressional cycle. Rich Gold is the leader of the Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. The Public Policy & Regulation Group has been ranked among the top law and lobbying firms in Washington. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
25:34 1/27/23
Meet a Capitol Hill Expert!
This week Jim chats with Ryan Shay, the Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs at Faegre Drinker, about current events on the Hill. Ryan Shay is a Capitol Hill veteran and former legislative director with the policy experience, political insight, and relationships in the legislative and executive branches to advance clients’ legislative and regulatory goals. For more than seven years, he served on active legislative teams in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and successfully led the policy development, legislative strategy and advocacy execution to secure multiple legislative provisions into federal law to improve our nation’s health care policies. After working in three different state delegations, Ryan has a strong track record of delivering meaningful health policy results even as Congress responded to opioid/heroin epidemic, the Zika outbreak, MACRA implementation, efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), prescription drug debates and the unprecedented policy challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
41:45 1/20/23
The Global Business Alliance Represents Some of the Largest 200 International Employers in the Country
This week Jim chats with Meredith Beeson, the Senior Director of State Affairs at Global Business Alliance. In her role at GBA, Meredith focuses on educating state and local elected officials about the role of foreign direct investment as well as advancing policies that ensure fair treatment of U.S. affiliates of foreign owned companies. Meredith bring to GBA over 10 years of experience in leading public policy and lobbying efforts. Prior to joining the GBA team, Meredith worked as a Senior Policy Manager at Target Corporation. She covered legislative issues related to tax, transportation, environment and corporate security for all states and key local markets. Prior to her work at Target, Meredith worked for the government relations team at Minneapolis-based Faegre, Baker, and Daniels LLP, the City of Saint Paul, MN and in the U.S. Senate. Meredith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
31:46 1/13/23
Hear from an Expert on Natural Gas
This week Jim chats with Amy Andryszak from Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) about the short- and long-term concerns regarding the significant role of natural gas as a major resource for the foreseeable future in this country. Amy Andryszak was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the INGAA Foundation in 2020. INGAA represents natural gas transmission and storage companies who operate over 200,000 miles of pipeline and related infrastructure that safely transport natural gas from where it is produced to where it is consumed. Since her appointment in 2020, Ms. Andryszak spearheaded the organization’s 2021 Vision Forward, a comprehensive set of climate change commitments that focuses on modernizing our nation’s interstate natural gas infrastructure with the goal of reducing emissions and minimizing climate impacts. Prior to joining INGAA in 2020, Ms. Andryszak served as a Principal at a Washington, DC-based government relations firm where she managed a portfolio of clients across a range of policy areas, including energy and related infrastructure, telecommunications, travel and tourism, and financial services. With more than two decades of political and advocacy experience, Ms. Andryszak has held various leadership and executive positions in the U.S. House of Representatives and the private sector. Ms. Andryszak received a bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Andryszak lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and daughter. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
28:50 1/6/23
Michigan has a Democratic Trifecta! Peter Ruddell Explains
This week Jim chats with Peter Ruddell from Honigman LLP about the makeup of the Michigan legislature heading into the 2023 session.  Peter is an accomplished attorney and government relations advisor with more than two decades of experience around state government, public policy, and elections. He is widely recognized for his experience in representing clients with their health, insurance, education, and budget issues. Among his many legislative accomplishments, he is highly regarded for his work in passing the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke-free Air Law, which made all Michigan restaurants, bars, and work sites smoke-free. He is sought after for his advice and guidance on complicated regulatory and legislative issues. The Speaker of the House appointed Peter as his representative to the 21st Century Education Commission. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
29:03 12/30/22
Want a Job on Capitol Hill? Hear from the Expert who Knows what Jobs are Available
This week Jim chats with Tom Manatos from Block about his oversight of his noted D.C.-area job aggregator website as well as his tips for networking in the Capitol. Job Site https://tommanatosjobs.com/ Article: 11 Networking Tips For Your DC Job Hunt   Email for Tom Manatos - tmanatos@gmail.com Tom Manatos is the Head of Federal Affairs at Block, a company that includes Square, Cash App, TIDAL, TBD and Spiral. He previously served as Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify and Vice President of Government Affairs at the Internet Association. In these roles he coordinates policy development and advocacy on a broad range of issues in the technology and financial services industries. Before joining the tech, financial services and music worlds, Manatos was a Senior Advisor to both the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as a liaison to Members of Congress, Senators, local elected officials and outside stakeholders.  Tom has also spent time working on two Presidential Campaigns, a Presidential Inaugural, four Democratic conventions and numerous Congressional campaigns. Early in his career, Tom developed a passion of helping people find jobs on Capitol Hill and in politics.  Feeling he was in a privileged opportunity working in a Capitol Hill leadership office, Tom decided to help fellow young professionals who were interested in politics and government by sending out a daily email of job and internship openings. As time went on, the word spread and the list grew.  Tom’s list quickly became the top political, policy and government job service in the country helping thousands of people find jobs.  Tom and his wife Dana, who is a Republican, run TomManatosJobs.com, a nonpartisan jobs service where hundreds of jobs in the government, non-profit, campaign and private sectors are posted each week. A native of the Washington, DC area, Manatos holds a degree in communications from Cornell University and a master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, Tom married Dana Edwards who worked for President Bush in the White House Office of Public Liaison and the Presidential Advance Office and is Founder and CEO of The Milkshake Factory.  Tom and Dana reside in Bethesda, MD with their three children. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
34:16 12/23/22
Are Pyschedelics Coming to a State Near You? We hear from Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler of Brownstein
This week Jim chats with Sarah Mercer and Steven Stenzler from Brownstein about the recent legalization of psychedelics in Colorado as well as recent legislative trends in California, Colorado, and states in the Western U.S. more generally. Steven Stenzler is a Policy Advisor in the Sacramento office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. In this role he advises on a variety of issues including housing, land-use, tax policy, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining Brownstein, Steven served as the chief of staff to the Chair of the California Assembly Banking Committee. During his tenure in the legislature, Steven was the lead staffer on a number of impactful housing measures, including bills to reform nexus studies, limit development impact fees, reorganize the state’s affordable housing finance system, and a bill to establish the nation’s first statewide housing data strategy. In addition, Steven worked to pass the 2019 Tenant Protection Act which limited rent increases and established just cause eviction protections for millions of renters. Prior to that, Steven filled a variety of roles in the state capitol, from district staffer to legislative director, for members from the central coast and the greater Sacramento region. Sarah Mercer ensures clients overcome challenging and entrenched legal issues by guiding clients through the complex political landscape. She combines her litigation background with her experience navigating state and local government to develop creative political and administrative solutions for complicated legal issues. In short, Sarah helps her clients efficiently achieve their goals. She’s a connector drawing on her close ties with elected officials and bureaucratic staff at all levels of local and state government to form connections and bridge relationships among diverse stakeholders.  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP is a lobbying and law firm based in the United States with 250 attorneys and policy consultants in 13 offices across the western U.S. and in Washington, D.C. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
35:32 12/16/22
WASRG - Inside the Dome in Person! With Sarah Mercer, Brian Bautista, Peter Ruddell, Chris Hosek and John Holub
This week we are happy to present an incredible panel from WASRG's first ever in-person Inside the Dome – moderated by Jim! – featuring on-the-ground consultants from high-impact states giving their candid insider insight on the impact of the November elections and the major legislation expected in 2023.  The Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG) is one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated exclusively to serving state government relations professionals.  Since the mid-1970s, WASRG has been providing its corporate, trade association and public sector members with a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with their peers, key state officials and public policy experts. The panel includes (follow the links for full bios): Sarah Mercer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Colorado Brian Bautista, The Southern Group, Florida Peter Ruddell, Honigman, LLP, Michigan John Holub, Public Strategies Impact, New Jersey Chris Hosek, Star Alliance, Texas For a full rundown of the event, click here! Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
37:44 12/9/22
Werewolf or Vampire? The Latest from Georgia with Howard Franklin
This week we once welcome back Howard Franklin to the podcast to provide yet another critical update on the runoff Senate race in Georgia. Howard Franklin is the President and CEO of Ohio River South, a high-stakes strategy firm rooted in the New American South and led by professionals from government, business and politics. Savvy, southern and strategic, ORS has assembled the region’s best technologies and tactics for achieving electoral and policy success. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
17:38 12/2/22
Fiscal Note is Taking Political Intelligence to a New Level – Meet Josh Resnik
This week we welcome Josh Resnik back to the podcast to discuss the recent developments at FiscalNote in Washington, D.C. Josh is FiscalNote’s President & Chief Operating Officer with more than twenty-five years of experience as an executive, attorney, and business leader in both startup and established corporate environments. For a full bio, click here! As President & COO, he is responsible for managing corporate operations, including the Commercial, Business Development, Marketing, Content, and People functions, as well as providing coordinated oversight over FiscalNote’s diversified lines of business and ensuring optimal allocation of resources to drive efficient revenue growth.  FiscalNote is the leading technology provider of global policy and market intelligence. By uniquely combining AI technology, actionable data, and expert and peer insights, FiscalNote empowers customers with mission-critical insights and the tools to turn them into action. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net  Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
26:19 11/28/22

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