Natalie Farr

Subject Matter | January 25, 2019

Natalie’s 15-year career in the House, the Senate and the executive branch makes her an ideal advocate to help achieve consensus on major issues. She worked for Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) for eight years, including as his chief of staff. Before becoming his chief, she worked on Gardner’s energy and telecommunications portfolios. Prior to that,[…]

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Lauren Roche

Subject Matter | December 7, 2018

Lauren supports partners Steve Elmendorf and Jimmy Ryan, coordinating the smooth running of our government relations team. Prior to joining the Subject Matter team, she supported the chief executive officer and president of Bedrock Industries, a private equity firm, from February 2017 through October 2018. Before that, she served from 2007 to 2016 at the[…]

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Steve Elmendorf

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

Steve is widely recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s., preeminent political strategists. With a career on Capitol Hill and in politics spanning more than 30 years, Steve’s tenure in Washington has been grounded in daily interaction with the White House, administration officials, senators, members of Congress and leading interest groups on the front lines of[…]

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Jimmy Ryan

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

Jimmy has more than 15 years of experience working in the government and federal affairs arena. His first exposure to Capitol Hill, while in law school, was on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and later with then-Chairman Chuck Schumer’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice. Jimmy rose to the position of chief counsel and[…]

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Stacey Alexander

Subject Matter | May 4, 2016

Stacey provides clients with a unique blend of public policy, public affairs and campaign experience. Her approach to solving complex problems is to turn conventional wisdom on its side in search of innovative solutions. She works with corporate and trade association clients to forge longstanding relationships and to build federal advocacy efforts that yield bipartisan[…]

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Whitaker Askew

Subject Matter | May 22, 2017

Whitaker “Whit” Askew joined Subject Matter in 2017 with more than fifteen years’ experience in politics, lobbying and integrated advocacy. Askew brings to Subject Matter extensive relationships and a successful track record on a diversified range of issues in tax and financial services, commerce, labor, hospitality and travel. He works with clients to build consensus,[…]

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Barry LaSala

Subject Matter | May 5, 2016

Prior to joining Subject Matter, Barry served as director of federal government affairs at Microsoft Corporation. In that capacity, he managed the company’s strategic, legislative and political relationships with Senate Democrats. Before joining Microsoft, Barry served as counsel to Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA). He advised Kerry on his work before the Senate Small Business,[…]

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Shanti Stanton

Subject Matter | May 5, 2016

During nearly eight years with former Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Shanti Stanton was his floor assistant, working directly with members to create and implement the Democratic agenda in Congress and serving as Gephardt’s liaison to the Blue Dog and New Democrat coalitions. After that, Stanton served as the director of federal government relations for[…]

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