Connected Players.
Strategic Approach.
Real Results.

About Venn Strategies

Connected Players.
Strategic Approach.
Real Results.

About Venn Strategies

Connected Players.
Strategic Approach.
Real Results.

About Venn Strategies

Welcome to
Venn Strategies

Venn Strategies is a nationally recognized, full-service government relations and public affairs firm. Our track record of success is a function of our broad array of working relationships, our strategic expertise and our impeccable reputation across the policy and political spectrum.

Named as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, Venn offers its clients a wide range of deliverables focused on advocacy, issue management, coalition management and strategic advisory services. Specializing in critical infrastructure, health, oversight, and tax and financial services to name a few, our firm strikes a critical balance, providing the depth and breadth of a major political powerhouse, combined with the personal attention and engagement that only a principal-driven boutique can offer.

As top political strategists, policy analysts, and communications experts, our principals and staff—comprised of former top aides of the White House, Congress, State Houses, renowned advocacy groups, and Fortune 500 corporations—are respected and recognized as leaders in our fields. Led by one of 2022’s Most Influential People in Policy, per the Washingtonian, Stephanie Silverman and Venn’s expertise gives us the ability to offer our clients a clear window into the workings of Washington, as well as the proper tools to effectively navigate this critical environment and define a path to victory.

Our Practice Areas

At Venn, we constantly endeavor to expand our advocacy and never limit our scope of work. Most of our current client work, however, can be categorized in to four main practice areas – Health, Tax & Financial Services, Critical Infrastructure and Oversight & Investigations. Each requiring their own unique insights and specific approaches, our specialties cover impactful fields and complex issue areas.

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Health

Each component of our country’s health care system presents remarkable opportunities to improve and extend human health. Venn Strategies seeks to navigate the dynamic political and regulatory climate to maximize these opportunities on behalf of our clients, no matter how challenging.

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Tax & Financial Services

In an ever-changing political landscape, the Tax and Financial Services Group at Venn Strategies, chaired by Venn principal Melissa Francis, offers clients comprehensive government affairs services to better navigate this environment.

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Critical Infrastructure

Venn Strategies' Critical Infrastructure practice works hand-in-hand with clients to engage key stakeholders and government officials to advance policies, regulations, programs and funding that support the development of efficient, cost-effective, secure and sustainable technologies and infrastructures.

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Oversight & Investigations

The Oversight team, chaired by Venn executive vice president Emilia DiSanto, specializes in providing strategic advice and counsel on Congressional and Executive Branch oversight and investigations that pose significant, reputational risk to individuals and organizations.

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Our Team

Venn Strategies is made up of a bipartisan team of experienced, insightful and passionate professionals. Our team incorporates strategic minds from government and industry, each bringing diverse and creative perspectives to our clients’ goals.

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Stephanie E. Silverman

Chief Executive Officer

Erik Olson

President

Melissa Francis

Principal and Tax & Financial Services Group Chair

Elizabeth Lee

Principal and Health Care Group Chair

Noelle Montaño

Principal

Emilia DiSanto

Executive Vice President

Christopher Fox

Senior Vice President

Michael Spira

Senior Vice President

Ben Steinberg

Executive Vice President and Critical Infrastructure Group Co-Chair

Kevin Dowling

Senior Vice President

Matt Scott

Vice President

Michelle Seger

Vice President

Elise Tollefson

Vice President

Shanta Whitaker

Senior Vice President

Diandra Brennan

Assistant Vice President

Doug MacGillivray

Vice President

Claire Onyechi

Vice President & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-chair

Basil Kondos

Director of Finance

Renee Carter-White

Senior Manager of Operations

Niaz Siasi

Assistant Vice President

Emma Bishop

Vice President & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-chair

Kelsey Stapp

Senior Associate

Buck Tharrington

Assistant Vice President

Carly Good

Assistant Vice President

Bennett Resnik

Senior Vice President

Allison Everton

Assistant Vice President

Tyler Lazenby

Associate

Teagan Poleykett

Associate

Samuel Goodstein

Executive Vice President

Malik Ross

Senior Associate

Macrae Sharp

Associate

Kyle Amitay

Associate

Kristen Constantine

Vice President

Kiya Jenkins

Administrative Assistant

Kate Marks

Senior Vice President

Justin Livesey

Assistant Vice President

John Richter

Vice President

Garrett Lukken

Senior Associate

Dominic Levings

Senior Associate

Audrey Sims

Associate

Andy Sigmon

Vice President

Adrienne Hallums

Client Services Associate

Arianna Palmer

Programs & Events Associate

Jon Pyatt

Executive Vice President

Preeyanka Rao

Associate

Charlie Lemke-Bell

Client Services Associate

Emily Sabrosky

Programs & Events Associate

Nadia Forougi

Client Services Associate

Isabella Nielsen

Associate

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01 December 2023

Michigan bet billions on EV jobs. But delays, layoffs may diminish returns

General Motors continues to build its Ultium Cells battery plant near Lansing as the automotive industry confronts slower-than-expected electric vehicle sales and high capital costs to build them. As it cuts costs, GM is pausing construction at its Orion Township Assembly factory, which was paired with the Ultium factory for over $600 million in state economic development incentives.

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22 November 2023

Imminent’ US vehicle credit guidance to be modeled on CHIPS rules – experts

Long-awaited guidance from the US Treasury Department that could prevent automakers from buying materials from China will likely resemble regulations aimed at protecting the US semiconductor industry, industry experts told S&P Global Commodity Insights.

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06 November 2023

An EV slowdown? Battery makers are cool with that.

ENERGYWIRE | The news that big auto companies like General Motors and Ford Motor are slowing their electric vehicle rollouts has one group a bit relieved: battery-makers.

This nascent U.S. industry has received $58 billion of investment in the year since the Inflation Reduction Act became law, according to Jay Turner, a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts who maintains an EV-investment database. That’s far more than any other part of the EV ecosystem. People in the industry say they could use a break from this red-hot streak to catch their breath.

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