Our Team

FOCUS & Coalition Management

50-STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS specialized services in tracking & reporting, coalition & association management, strategic consulting & research and a global lobbyist network.

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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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Scott Mackey
Managing Partner

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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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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Jeremiah Johnson
Director of Technology and Client Services

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is a legislative and regulatory analyst at Leonine FOCUS and assists in the management of The Advocacy Group (TAG), a 50-state lobbying network.

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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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Bruce Cubit
Director of Information Technology

Bruce Cubit is web developer and the Director of Information and Technology at Leonine Public Affairs.

Issue Campaigns & Public Relations

We design and implement specific campaign plans to help clients meet their goals.

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Alexandra MacLean
Partner, President of Public Relations & Issue Campaigns

Alexandra has designed and implemented several successful public relations efforts and campaigns. Throughout her career she has helped businesses and political campaigns create and execute their strategic visions.

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Dylan Zwicky
Associate

At Leonine, Dylan is a member of the Government Affairs and Strategic Communications teams.

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Nick Sherman
Partner

Nick provides strategic consultation and communications services to a wide variety of clients in Vermont.

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Todd Bailey
Partner | President of Government Relations

Todd has 10 years of experience as a respected advocate, campaign operative, fundraiser and campaign strategist.

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Alexandra MacLean
Partner, President of Public Relations & Issue Campaigns

Alexandra has designed and implemented several successful public relations efforts and campaigns. Throughout her career she has helped businesses and political campaigns create and execute their strategic visions.

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Dylan Zwicky
Associate

At Leonine, Dylan is a member of the Government Affairs and Strategic Communications teams.

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Nick Sherman
Partner

Nick provides strategic consultation and communications services to a wide variety of clients in Vermont.

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Todd Bailey
Partner | President of Government Relations

Todd has 10 years of experience as a respected advocate, campaign operative, fundraiser and campaign strategist.

Government Affairs

We drive legislation and policy development daily. Members of our Vermont statehouse team are veterans of virtually every public policy debate in recent state history. Nationwide and internationally we are affiliated with a network of top-of-the-line advocacy groups, helping clients target issues wherever they arise.

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Todd Bailey
Partner | President of Government Relations

Todd has 10 years of experience as a respected advocate, campaign operative, fundraiser and campaign strategist.

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Clare Buckley
Partner

Clare Buckley has been a tenacious advocate for Leonine Public Affairs clients at the Vermont State House since 1994, helping win passage of landmark legislation in civil rights, early childhood education and transportation.

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Scott Mackey
Managing Partner

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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Nick Sherman
Partner

Nick provides strategic consultation and communications services to a wide variety of clients in Vermont.

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Chuck Storrow
Partner

Chuck Storrow is a lawyer/lobbyist in the Vermont Statehouse with deep experience in energy/utilities, telecommunications, environmental policy, insurance and health care.

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Dylan Zwicky
Associate

At Leonine, Dylan is a member of the Government Affairs and Strategic Communications teams.