Public Affairs

Our Proven Record and Experience

The ever-changing consequences of public policies, regulations, funding and legislation can determine critical success factors for your business, organization or entire industry. The representation of an experienced Public Affairs Management firm like The Colwell Group can make all the difference in arbitrating your agenda in the public affairs arena. That is why a growing number of corporate clients and organizations are recognizing our proven track record in the following areas:

  • Fund raising

  • Public relations

  • Lobbying

  • Political Action Committees

  • Issue Management

  • Budget Management

  • Coalition Building

  • Federal and State Election Processes

The Colwell Group is led by Christopher (Chris) Colwell, former Vice President of Government Relations for Cincinnati Bell and Finance Director for the campaign of former Ohio governor and current U.S. senator, George Voinovich. With his thorough knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, Colwell is known for his ability to build solid relationships and gain the trust of stakeholders through diplomatic, yet savvy handling of sensitive situations. Colwell’s 35 years of experience in local, state and federal public affairs management includes the following achievements:

  • Direction and implementation of legislative strategies in the Ohio General Assembly and United States Congress.

  • Direction and implementation of regulatory advocacy with multiple state and federal agencies.

  • Extensive experience with coalition efforts and grass roots initiatives.

  • Management of political fundraising efforts for successful congressional and gubernatorial campaigns.

  • The Establishment of strong personal relationships with key leaders across party lines.


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