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Overview

Clients rely on Nathan's guidance when negotiating the legislative, budget and administrative processes in Wisconsin.

While formerly serving in various capacities, including campaign manager, committee clerk, legislative assistant and director of communications for members of the Wisconsin senate, Nathan forged relationships in the legislative and administrative branches. These connections have increased over time, and provided insight for our clients into the intricacies of state government.

Nathan advises companies that seek government contracts or tax incentive packages, advocates clients’ positions before the state's governing bodies – including the legislative and executive branches – and monitors the impact of new legislation, rules and regulations on behalf of clients.

He also has extensive knowledge of Wisconsin lobbying and campaign finance ethics and regulations. Clients appreciate Nathan's up-to-date knowledge of the rapid changes in finance laws and his daily monitoring of motions as they move through the legislative process. Clients turn to him for research and interpretation of the potential effects of legislative proposals, state budgets, amendments and administrative rules on their businesses, as well as leading them in their advocacy efforts.


Services

Education

  • B.A., Purdue University
    • Rhetorical Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

Featured Experience

Lobbying Effort Allowed Indian Tribe to Protect Sacred Burial Site

A concrete company wanted to excavate stone at a location, desecrating a major Ho-Chunk Nation burial mound site. Our team worked on behalf of the Nation to successfully prevent legislation that would have allowed the disturbance of that particular sacred site and any other burial sites in the state. Taking it further, our Government Affairs team worked closely with Rep. Amy Loudenbeck to introduce and pass legislation that strengthened existing protection for burial sites.


Additional Experience

Lobbying

  • Guided two legislative efforts to create and define personal property tax exemption on heavy equipment rentals.
  • Led lobbying effort of statewide condominium association.
  • Obtained proclamations and resolutions from governor and legislature in support of client projects.
  • Provided strategy and guidance on state and local issues to association of 600 mayors and village presidents.
  • Assisted in advocacy efforts of association of Wisconsin venture capitalists to obtain venture capital funds from Wisconsin for startup companies.

Contract Procurement

  • Served as lobbyist for Fortune 100 technology solutions company.
  • Represented Wisconsin Interactive Network, a subsidiary of nation's leading provider of official government online services.

Economic Development

  • Successfully advocated for multiple broadband grants, including strategy development and implementation for county economic development corporation.

Government Service

  • Hosted multiple meetings and events with governor, legislative leadership, mayors and village presidents.
  • Facilitated sponsorship of Wispolitics.com News Maker luncheon series.

Indian Law Regulatory/Lobbying

  • Initiated creation of Wisconsin legislative council study committees to research issues of importance to tribal governments.
Outside the Office

Nathan is an outdoor and food enthusiast. He enjoys camping and hiking trips with his wife and daughter, especially in the national parks.