|WIPP Government Relations|
Ann Sullivan is the President of Madison Services Group, Inc. (MSGI), a woman-owned company that provides government relations and business development services to corporate and non-profit clients. She brings many years of government relations experience in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, serving in key advisory roles. Ms. Sullivan works with the United States Congress, Executive Office, and government agencies to garner national attention for clients' issues. Her expertise includes business development programs, government procurement, healthcare, export development, and tax issues affecting small businesses. She currently represents the largest national association of women business owners and women in business, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). MSGI specializes in outreach to the small business community with an emphasis on women-owned and minority businesses. Ms. Sullivan is part of the MCCC GovConNet Council and also serves on the James Madison University College of Integrated Science and Technology Executive Advisory Council. In 2010, she received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine Award.
John Stanford is Director of Government Relations at MSGI focusing on healthcare, procurement, and export policies and their impacts on small businesses. A Denver, CO native, he is a graduate of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has a B.A. in Government as well as a M. Ed. in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. Prior to joining MSGI, he committed to Teach For America in Phoenix, Arizona, focused on improving education in low-income schools. Previous experience includes work on Capitol Hill, British Houses of Parliament, other lobbying offices, a Presidential and Senate campaign, and with non-profit political organizations both in Washington, DC and in Colorado.
Jake Clabaugh is the Manager of Government Relations focusing specializes in tax issues affecting small businesses, access to capital, and labor policy. Jake received his B.A in Economics from Gettysburg College and his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law where he concentrated in financial and business law. Prior to joining Madison Services Group, Jake held Senate Committee and Congressional campaign positions, most recently with the Senate’s Small Business Committee.
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