CONSULTING SERVICES

CONSULTING SERVICES

government affairs

GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

The intersections of business and local, regional, state, tribal, and federal governments have never been more complex.  With decades of experience—working in federal and state governments, and in corporate government affairs, we can unwrap the jurisdictional challenges, build trusting relationships, and help forge a pathway to lasting solutions. We’ve done so repeatedly, with impressive results.  Our services include:

  • General government affairs representation and engagement, from policy development, legislative strategy and analysis, to development and execution of advocacy campaigns
  • Education and advocacy among policy makers at all government levels
  • Facilitation of disparate groups to address issues, solve problems, and forge agreements
  • Strategic planning and development 
  • Development of communication and engagement protocols with tribes and first nations 
Project Support and Advocacy

FREIGHT RAIL AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 

Whether you’re an operator, developer, customer, supply chain partner, community or other government jurisdiction trying to solve a problem or pursue an opportunity, we have experience and perspective to break logjams and drive toward success.  We have decades of management experience working for and with railroads, including:

  • Infrastructure project mitigation assessment and strategies
  • Public private partnerships; grant writing, assessment, coalition building and advocacy 
  • Right-of-way access issues, agreements, dispute resolution 
  • Strategic planning and execution to resolve facility, ROW conflicts with communities
TRIBAL Relations

TRIBAL AND FIRST NATION RELATIONS

North America’s native peoples are far more diverse and sophisticated in their governance than many realize.  Working with tribes, pueblos, and first nations, we have knowledge, experience, and discernment that are crucial to build trusted relationships.  That is the first, essential step toward dialogue, problem-solving, and mutually beneficial agreements.  Among the ways we can assist include the following: 

  • Comprehensive tribal relations, tribal government affairs services
  • Communication and engagement protocols
  • Support with permitting on or in proximity to reservation, reserve, or historic/ceded lands
  • Railroad, utility, and other rights-of-way issues on reservation and reserve lands
  • Facilitation of tribal, corporate, and/or government dialogue