Natalie Farr

Subject Matter | January 25, 2019

Natalie’s 15-year career in the House, Senate and executive branch makes her an ideal advocate to help achieve consensus on major issues. She worked for Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado 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, Natalie[…]

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Lauren Roche

Subject Matter | December 7, 2018

Lauren supports partners Steve Elmendorf and Jimmy Ryan and manages operations for the government relations team. She’s the point person for all things related to compliance, finance and more. 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[…]

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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 floor[…]

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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 build federal advocacy efforts that yield bipartisan results.[…]

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Whitaker Askew

Subject Matter | May 22, 2017

Whitaker “Whit” Askew joined Subject Matter in 2017 and brings two decades of experience in campaign politics, lobbying, and integrated advocacy at the highest levels. Askew leverages his extensive relationships and proactive strategic mindset to drive successful outcomes on a diversified range of issues in the commerce, financial services, energy, workforce, technology and hospitality sectors.[…]

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Barry LaSala

Subject Matter | May 5, 2016

Barry joined Subject Matter in 2009 and brings decades of experience in politics, lobbying and integrated advocacy. His work is focused across a range of issues, with particular emphasis on the technology and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Subject Matter, Barry served as director of federal government affairs at Microsoft Corporation. In that capacity he[…]

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