The Political Life

The Political Life

A podcast about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Looking Back on a Career in Democratic Politics
September 21, 2020
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Looking Back on a Career in Democratic Politics

Richard Sullivan is a partner with State Federal Strategies - a firm with a unique ability to assist clients through partnerships with the federal and state governments as well as other entities. Richard has over 30 years of policy, legislative, and political experience, and has represented some of ...

Lobbying in D.C. During the Covid-19 Crisis
September 14, 2020
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Lobbying in D.C. During the Covid-19 Crisis

This week on the show we've got two Senior Policy Advisors from Holland & Knight's Regulatory & Government Affairs practice - Shawna Watley and Beth Viola. Holland & Knight's government affairs practice been recognized among the top 10 federal lobbying and law firms in Washington, D.C., by Influence...

Politics, Partnerships, and Publishing in the New American South
September 07, 2020
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Politics, Partnerships, and Publishing in the New American South

Howard Franklin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ohio River South, a strategy firm focused on "the New American South" - the states South of the Ohio River. Howard ran a nonprofit for former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, served three years in Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's administration, a...

How to Run Successful Multistate Government Relations Campaigns
August 31, 2020
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How to Run Successful Multistate Government Relations Campaigns

Kristina Howard is the Managing Director at Tusk Strategies, which specializes in helping companies analyze and navigate regulatory and political challenges at local, state and national levels. Kristina provides strategic, legislative, and regulatory advice while managing multi-jurisdictional campai...

How to Find a Job in Public Affairs
August 24, 2020
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How to Find a Job in Public Affairs

John Hesse is the Managing Partner of DHR International’s Corporate Affairs Practice. DHR International is a global executive search firm with expert consultants who provide executive recruitment, management assessment, & succession planning. In his role, John identifies skilled communications and p...

A Health Care Expert's Journey: from the White House to the Ways & Means Committee
August 17, 2020
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A Health Care Expert's Journey: from the White House to the Ways & Means Committee

Lauren Aronson is a health policy expert with an insider’s understanding of how to navigate the political landscape in order to get things done in Washington. She joined Mehlman Castagnetti in May 2015 after serving in senior positions in both the Executive Branch and the United States Congress.

Building Teams & Providing Counsel to Silicon Valley’s Most Disruptive Startups
August 10, 2020
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Building Teams & Providing Counsel to Silicon Valley’s Most Disruptive Startups

Corey Owens is the Managing Partner at Box B Strategies, a public affairs advisory firm that provides counsel to Silicon Valley’s most disruptive startups and their publicly-traded counterparts.

How to Make the Move From D.C. to VC-backed Startups
August 03, 2020
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How to Make the Move From D.C. to VC-backed Startups

Justin Kintz is the VP, Head of Global Public Policy at Uber, the technology platform that uses a massive network, leading technology, operational excellence and product expertise to power movement from point A to point B.

Saat Alety on How to Build a Successful Career on Capitol Hill
July 27, 2020
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Saat Alety on How to Build a Successful Career on Capitol Hill

Saat Alety is the Director of Federal Affairs and Public Policy at Allstate, the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. In this capacity, Alety leads the company’s advocacy efforts with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies, in addition to its public policy development.

Carlyle, Speaker Boehner, and the Capitol Lounge: Meet Stacey Dion
July 20, 2020
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Carlyle, Speaker Boehner, and the Capitol Lounge: Meet Stacey Dion

Stacey Dion is the Managing Director and Global Head of Government Affairs, at The Carlyle Group. Stacey leads The Carlyle Group’s global government relations and public policy functions. She is the leader of teams in the U.S., Asia and Europe and employs a strategic, innovative and proactive approa...