Meet the FOCUS team
50-state Consulting, Advocacy, Lobbying & Tracking Experts.
FOCUS is the premier 50-state strategic consulting and information services firm. Specialized services include regulatory and legislative tracking & reporting, coalition & association management, issues management, government affairs department audits, public policy research, and a 50-state and global lobbyist network.
FOCUS LEGISLATIVE and REGULATORY TRACKING is the premier legislative and regulatory monitoring service tailored to meet the needs of fast-moving organizations. We give you the tools and information needed to navigate policy landscapes in all 50 states, U.S. Congress, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Learn more
With our experience, network and proven track record, we are the full service solution you need to start a new trade association, manage an industry coalition or improve the effectiveness of an existing government affairs organization. Learn more
The FOCUS consulting team includes highly-skilled professionals with decades of government relations experience. We assess public policy issues and their business implications and provide you with the strategic and political context needed to manage key issues and make informed decisions. We partner with top companies or trade associations to build or rebuild state government affairs departments to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Some areas of expertise include:
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. We know multiple firms in every state and we directly connect our clients with the best firm. Our FOCUS team also 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. More about TAG
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.
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.
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 […]