Our Team

Stephanie E. Silverman

Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Silverman is the founder and chief executive officer of Venn. Stephanie’s practice focuses on working with clients, largely in…

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Melissa Francis

Principal and Tax & Financial Services Group Chair
Melissa Francis is a principal and tax & financial services group chair at Venn, where she leads the firm’s Tax…

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Elizabeth Lee

Principal and Health Care Group Chair
Elizabeth Lee is a principal and health care group chair at Venn, where she leads the firm’s Healthcare Team. She…

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Noelle Montaño

Principal
Noelle Montaño is a principal at Venn and executive director of the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America. She has over…

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Erik Olson

Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Erik Olson is principal and chief operating officer at Venn and is the critical infrastructure group chair. He previously spent…

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Emilia DiSanto

Executive Vice President
Emilia DiSanto is an executive vice president who brings a wealth of experience from more than three decades in federal…

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Christopher Fox

Senior Vice President
Chris Fox is a senior vice president at Venn. Prior to joining Venn, Chris worked as an Assistant Field Director…

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Matt Pearce

Senior Vice President
Matt Pearce is a senior vice president at Venn, where he focuses on tax/retirement policy as well as energy and…

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Michael Spira

Senior Vice President
Michael S. Spira is a senior vice president at Venn. Prior to joining Venn, Michael worked as a senior lobbyist…

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Ben Steinberg

Senior Vice President
Ben Steinberg is a senior vice president focused on supporting critical infrastructure and energy clients. Prior to joining Venn, he…

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Grant Couch

Vice President
Grant Couch is a vice president at Venn who brings to the firm half a dozen years’ experience on the health…

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Kevin Dowling

Vice President
Kevin Dowling is a vice president at Venn and part of the firm’s tax & financial services group. Prior to…

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Kelly Ferguson

Vice President
Kelly Ferguson is a vice president at Venn, working with the firm’s health care clients on policy development, advocacy, and coalition…

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Tyler Roberts

Vice President
Tyler Roberts is a vice president at Venn in the healthcare and economic policy groups. Prior to joining Venn, Tyler…

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Matt Scott

Vice President
Matt Scott is a vice president who previously served as senior legislative aide to Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a member…

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Michelle Seger

Vice President
Michelle Seger is a vice president at Venn. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was Legislative Counsel for Congressman Alex…

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Elise Tollefson

Vice President
Elise Tollefson is a vice president at Venn in both the firm’s Tax & Financial Services and Health Practices. Prior…

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Shanta Whitaker

Vice President
Shanta Whitaker is a vice president at Venn in the health policy group. Shanta joined Venn from her position at…

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Skylar Borchardt

Assistant Vice President
Skylar Borchardt is an assistant vice president at Venn. Prior to joining Venn, he worked at SIGNAL Group Consulting and…

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Diandra Brennan

Assistant Vice President
Diandra Brennan is an assistant vice president with Venn. Prior to joining Venn, she worked with SevenTwenty Strategies. She also…

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Peter Goelz

Assistant Vice President
Peter Goelz is an assistant vice president at Venn. Previously, Peter served as the Director of the Electronic Payments Coalition…

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Doug MacGillivray

Assistant Vice President
Doug MacGillivray is an assistant vice president at Venn within the critical infrastructure group.  Prior to joining the firm, Doug…

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Claire Onyechi

Assistant Vice President
Claire Onyechi is an assistant vice president who joined Venn from her position as Associate Director for the Democratic Steering…

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Bernice Guity

Director of Human Resources
Bernice Guity is the director of human resources, a role for which she brings more than two decades of experience…

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Basil Kondos

Senior Finance Manager
Basil Kondos is the Senior Finance Manager at Venn Strategies. He’s responsibility for the firm’s finance and benefit functions.  Prior…

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Renee Carter-White

Operations Manager
Renee Carter-White is the operations manager for Venn. Prior to joining Venn, Renee was the corporate office manager for MHM…

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Ruth Richards

Executive Assistant
Ruth Richards is an executive assistant with Venn, aiding the chief executive officer and chief operating officer. Prior to joining…

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Jakara Eason

Senior Events Manager
Jakara Eason is a senior events manager, handling conferences, symposia and other similar policy programming for Venn and its Washington…

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Niaz Siasi

Senior Events Manager
Niaz Siasi is a senior events manager, handling conferences, symposia and other similar policy programming for Venn and its Washington…

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Bridget Anshus

Senior Associate
Bridget Anshus is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining Venn, she worked at the public policy and advocacy…

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Emma Bishop

Senior Associate
Emma Bishop is a senior associate at Venn.  Prior to joining Venn, she worked in the policy office of renewable…

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Peter Fawley

Senior Associate
Peter Fawley is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a D.C. based government…

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Hannah Giltner

Senior Associate
Hannah Giltner is a senior associate on the Venn critical infrastructure team. Prior to joining the firm, she was Senior…

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Kelsey Johnson

Senior Associate
Kelsey Johnson is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining Venn, she worked in Michigan with General Motors as…

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Olivia Neistat

Senior Associate
Olivia Neistat is a senior associate in the firm’s health care practice. Prior to joining Venn, she worked for Rep.…

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Kelsey Stapp

Senior Associate
Kelsey Stapp is a senior associate with Venn. Prior to joining Venn, she worked at the Harris County Texas Republican…

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Kali Fields

Associate
Kali Fields is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining Venn, she worked in the office of Senator Lindsey Graham…

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Kate Generelli

Associate
Kate Generelli is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for The Fund for American Studies…

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Mariah Philips

Associate
Mariah Philips is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she worked on the government relations team at…

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Buck Tharrington

Associate
Buck Tharrington is an associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he served in the Office of Representative George…

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Jordan Kramer

Client Services Associate
Jordan Kramer is a client services associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the House Democratic…

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Gabriel Pimsler

Client Services Associate
Gabriel Pimsler is a client services associate at Venn. Prior to joining Venn, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine.…

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Macrae Sharp

Client Services Associate
Macrae Sharp is a client services associate with Venn. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the Office of…

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Chase Ehrig

Administrative Assistant
Chase Ehrig is an administrative assistant with Venn. Prior to joining Venn, he was an assistant at the Optometry Center…

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