Kandler & Reed, Inc., (CK&R) provides high-quality government
relations consulting for its clients. CK&R places a high
priority on quality representation. Its goal is to develop
long-term relationships, partnerships really, with a limited number
of quality clients.
relations services involve much more than merely attending
legislative committee meetings and sessions. Done well, such
services include excellent communications with the client,
individual legislators, legislative leadership and administration
officials. A good governmental relations consultant not only
knows the lay of the land in Lansing but also must develop a grasp
of the substance of issues that are important to the client and how
to deliver the client's positions. Also, the consultant must
be very careful about conducting business on the client's behalf.
The consultants' actions create a perception of the client to state
government officials, so it is imperative the consultant positively
enhance that perception.
a consulting firm with all these skills and characteristics to
assist a client with the development and implementation of a
successful public policy agenda.
Cusmano Kandler & Reed (CK&R), winning government relations
strategies are built on a foundation of
knowledge, experience, research, relationships
and follow through.
possess a keen knowledge of
Michigan government. It comes from more than 65 years of combined
front-line experience in the
Legislature, the Governor's Office, and both major political parties.
CK&R partners have served as policy and political advisors to Michigan
Governors, House Speakers, Senate leaders and state Republican and
Democratic Parties. They have run a myriad of successful political,
fund-raising and grassroots lobbying campaigns.
CK&R's mission is
to provide winning government relations services for their slate of
statewide and national clients.
requires ongoing research '
monitoring state lawmakers and their staffs, government agencies, and
the administration. Winning requires establishing trusting
relationships with our clients and
with the elected and agency officials whose decisions ultimately
determine who wins and who loses in the Capitol.
most important, winning requires follow
through. At CK&R, we employ a team approach to consulting
and direct lobbying. All three principals ' not a junior account
executive ' learn, grasp and work your issue.
the field, we present our client's positions clearly and passionately,
always mindful that our professional conduct creates and maintains a
positive perception of whom we represent.
CK&R, we are as proud of our winning record as we are of the clients
we are privileged to serve.
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