Anthony “Tony” Gius has joined the MWCAdvocacy practice as a vice president. He brings more than 15 years of experience in implementing and managing political and issue campaigns for statewide and national political races, political committees and numerous Fortune 500 companies.
On January 5, McGuireWoods Consulting hosted a multi-office policy forum entitled, “Presidential and Gubernatorial Transitions: What to Expect and Why Should You Care?” Moderated by Senior Advisor and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and Executive Vice President Frank Donatelli, the panel of distinguished guests provided their perspectives on the presidential and upcoming gubernatorial transitions and how government affairs professionals can best position their organizations during a change of administration.
McGuireWoods Romania was recently named as one of five winners in the Public Affairs category for 2016 at the European Excellence Awards in Berlin. The team was honored for its “Every Child in Kindergarten” program, which impacts more than 111,000 children by working to prevent early school dropouts in disadvantaged areas across Romania.
McGuireWoods Consulting was a proud sponsor of A Wider Circle’s 2016 Community Ball. A Wider Circle’s mission is to end poverty and help ensure every individual and family has an opportunity to succeed. Federal Public Affairs team members Lee Lilley, Patrick Martin and Brian Vanderbloemen attended this year’s dinner, which honored Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Frank Donatelli, head of McGuireWoods Consulting's federal government relations practice, was recently featured in U.S News & World Report where he shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential debates.
Work at the General Assembly slowed down this week as snow covered Raleigh and the surrounding areas, resulting in most legislative committees delaying their meetings for the week, with the exception of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, which held their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
DRAMA OF THE WEEK: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - New Year, Same Drama. Lawmakers are facing yet another potential government shutdown — the current continuing resolution (“CR”) is set to expire on Jan. 19. Congress must pass another short-term funding bill to avert a shutdown. Despite weeks of negotiations, a long-term spending deal is still out of reach. The sticking points remain the same: discretionary spending levels, DACA, and border security.
This Week: Finance Held HHS Nominee Hearing, CHIP Doesn’t Cost So Much After All…CMS Launches New Bundled Payment Program…CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Work Requirements.
This week legislators returned to Raleigh for the first special session of 2018 and held interim committee meetings throughout the week.
WORD OF THE WEEK: PARITY Both the House and Senate are back this week, and it’s déjà vu. The continuing resolution is set to expire Jan. 19 — lawmakers must come to an agreement on funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 to avoid a government shutdown. Sound familiar?
Incentives: The Good, the Bad, and Your Responsibility - Chris Lloyd spoke yesterday at the Iowa Professional Economic Developers Association meeting.
Chris Lloyd spoke this morning in Staunton at the Virginia Institute for Economic Development on The Foundations of Virginia Economic Development Policy.
Chris Lloyd spoke at the 2014 Infrastructure Maintenance Symposium in Orlando, FL on Political Challenges to Long-Term Maintenance Concepts
Chris Lloyd spoke last week in Denver at the National Council for Public Private Partnerships on Winning the War Against Public Private Partnerships and Building a Defensible and Transparent P3 Policy Framework.
Chris Lloyd spoke last week at the Brunswick County (NC) Economic Development Commission on Economic Development Politics and Policies.