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.

Making the Move from Wall Street to K Street
October 19, 2020
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Making the Move from Wall Street to K Street

Cristina Antelo is a founding principal at Ferox Strategies. Cristina has spent more than a decade representing multinational corporations at Washington’s best-known government relations firms.

A Look at International Trade & Diversity on Capitol Hill
October 12, 2020
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A Look at International Trade & Diversity on Capitol Hill

Nicole Venable is a lobbyist with Invariant Government Relations. She has more than two decades of experience in the private sector, on Capitol Hill, and in the Executive Branch. Recognized by The HilI as one of the “Top Lobbyists of 2018,” Nicole has policy expertise on issues ranging from tax refo...

The Importance of Mentoring in Politics
October 05, 2020
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The Importance of Mentoring in Politics

Ernie Jolly is the Associate Vice President for Legislative Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he focuses on engaging House Democrats. Ernie joined MBA from Capitol Hill, where he most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY).

George Jepsen on the World of Attorneys General
September 28, 2020
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George Jepsen on the World of Attorneys General

George Jepsen is a partner in the law firm of Jepsen Rowthorn, LLP, where he works with former Connecticut Deputy Attorney General, Perry Rowthorn. As Connecticut’s attorney general from 2011-2019, George has years of experience in a leadership capacity on national bi-partisan AG investigations and ...

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.