WEEKLY ANALYSIS REPORTS TAILORED TO YOUR POLICY ISSUES 


A FOCUS YOU’LL ONLY FIND HERE

Only FOCUS provides weekly written analysis of your public policy issues. Our analysts become well versed in your industry, organization and the nuances of your priority issues. As a complement to the database, we provide reports summarizing key policy developments from the past week that may affect your bottom line. These reports are often enhanced by information obtained through internet research, coverage of state government relations conferences and meetings, industry conference calls, lobbyist intelligence and media tracking.

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HOW FOCUS GOES BEYOND SIMPLE TRACKING

Our Database

A legislative tracking database as unique as you

We provide you with a tailored database, built upon a category structure and issue scope you help design. Your database is continuously updated and available to as many users as you want. Our analysts review the content of each bill or regulation and filter out irrelevant legislation. We ensure your database is only populated with relevant bills and give you the tools needed to efficiently organize, share, and take action.

With Focus Tracking, You Can:

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Above & Beyond the Database

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With more than 20 years’ experience in web design and development, we excel at controlling chaos and navigating the complex and ever-changing world of technology that drives our system.
Extensive experience as analysts in the state government affairs field provides us with a vital understanding on how new technologies and web trends can impact and benefit FOCUS users.

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When you need information, we’re here to dig in. Whether you need testimony drafted, an emerging-issue white paper crafted, intelligence on a municipal ordinance or a seemingly impossible-to-gather survey of existing statutes in all 50 states, our team will immerse ourselves in the issue, gather intelligence, do the research and create the report you need, when you need it.


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Go ahead, call us wonks. We don’t mind. In fact, it’s a source of pride around here. FOCUS has the highest quality in-house team of analysts out there, and we’re available to our clients around the clock. We thrive on providing our clients with added value, whether that means digging up intelligence on your priority bills, clarifying the quirks in different states’ legislative processes or putting together a custom map for your last-minute presentation. Each FOCUS client is assigned a lead analyst, who partners with you and serves as your own extended staff. We offer unlimited training and conference calls to help you best utilize our services

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A League of Lobbyists – put our bench in your back pocket
If your organization needs to deploy strategy on-the-ground, FOCUS provides clients with a free lobbyist referral service that will match your organization with the lobbyist best suited to tackle your issues. The FOCUS association management team manages The Advocacy Group (TAG), a global network of top-notch lobbyists and public affairs specialists that can help you effectively navigate the public policy challenges you face in every state, the U.S Congress and internationally.

Take your government affairs to the next level

Meet The Focus Tracking Team

FOCUS employs top-notch staff that are committed to helping your team succeed.

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Leif Johnson
Partner | President of FOCUS

Leif runs Leonine FOCUS’ Washington, D.C. office, serves as CEO and Managing Director of The Advocacy Group, and manages FOCUS’s 50-state government relations practice, Leonine FOCUS. Johnson is a key player on FOCUS’€™s strategic counsel team helping corporate and trade association clients sharpen their state government affairs operations.

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Robyn Schnaible
Director of Research and Analysis

Robyn is the director of research and analysis, she handles a variety of management and organizational tasks for the FOCUS tracking team.

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Tammy Cota
Director of Policy

Tammy currently serves as executive director of the Internet Coalition, a trade association representing internet and e-commerce companies focusing on state public policy to protect and foster the internet economy.

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Scott Mackey

Scott helps clients design and implement successful strategies in state capitols, especially around state and local tax policies impacting wireless communications and the digital economy.

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Alexis Sly
Legislative Analyst

Alexis tracks legislative and regulatory activity in all 50 states, primarily focusing on transaction taxes, vehicle finance industry issues and various insurance matters.

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Anastasia Douglas
Senior Policy Analyst & Seasonal Staff Manager

Anastasia Douglas is a legislative and regulatory analyst at Leonine FOCUS, focusing on state and federal issues ranging from transaction and business taxes to environmental issues

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Andrew Gillespie
Legislative Analyst

Andrew Gillespie is a legislative and regulatory analyst at FOCUS, specializing in financial services in all 50 states.

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Austin Young
Legislative Analyst

Austin Young is a legislative and regulatory assistant at Focus, specializing in Education issues in all 50 states.

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Jeremiah Johnson
Director of Information Technology

Jeremiah Johnson is a front-end developer at Leonine Public Affairs, specializing in user experience (UX) design for large-scale web applications.

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Jennifer Estivill
Director of Research & Analysis

Since joining Leonine Public Affairs in 2006, Jennifer has worked as a senior legislative and regulatory analyst with a primary focus on health care issues, and handles a variety of management and organizational tasks for the FOCUS multi-state monitoring and analysis practice.

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Kelsey Carlson
Manager | State Government Affairs

She works on FOCUS business development and is a legislative analyst on the energy and natural gas team and supports the Internet Coalition.

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Jordan White
Legislative Analyst

Jordan joined the Leonine Public Affairs team in 2012 after previously working with the Vermont Legislative Research Service, where he conducted a diverse array of specialized policy research for various legislators and legislative committees.

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Sara Hassard
Legislative Analyst

Sara Hassard is a legislative analyst at FOCUS, tracking legislative and regulatory issues dealing with privacy in all 50 states.

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Shannon Wheeler
Director

Shannon Wheeler serves as director of The Advocacy Group (TAG), a 50-state and global lobbying network, and in her FOCUS capacity, assists with client management and consultation.

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Dustin Eagar
Legislative Analyst

Dustin Eagar is a legislative and regulatory analyst for FOCUS, specializing in education issues in all 50 states.

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Erika Sweet
Legislative Analyst

Erika Sweet is a legislative analyst at KSE FOCUS, tracking issues concerning the financial services industry in all 50 states.

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Ann Brazier
Administration & Technology

Ann Brazier is the business manager at Leonine Public Affairs. She manages all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day finances, administers benefits and payroll for the firm’€™s multi-state operation.

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Ezra Hagerty
Senior Public Policy Analyst

Ezra Hagerty supports clients across a variety of industries by tracking legislative and regulatory developments throughout the 50 states.

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Mariann Powell
Legislative Analyst

Mariann Powell Legislative Analyst Mariann Powell is a policy analyst at FOCUS, a Leonine Business, tracking legislative and regulatory issues with a specific focus on housing, water contamination and health practices across the country. A Wolfeboro, New Hampshire native, she attended the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science […]