Operating at the intersection of Business and Government

What We Do

Strategies focuses on achieving each client’s objectives through strategic planning, pragmatic guidance on public policy development, and strategic government relations. Strategies provides a full range of services across four primary lines of business: Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs, Shared Value Business Consulting, and Strategic Political Relationships.
Our national team of experts strives to exceed expectations and deliver valuable solutions. Our approach focuses on understanding each client’s business or organizational goals, followed by implementation of an effective strategy to help achieve them. We deliver results that create business opportunity and growth for the client.


MBS Government relations

Governmental decisions are often critical to business success, and Strategies has the expertise and political relationships necessary to effectively represent clients and advocate for their interests in the lawmaking and regulatory process.


MBS Public Affairs

Often, a successful business strategy requires a strategic effort to educate relevant stakeholders and communities of interest and motivate them to act. Strategies crafts and deploys cogent and winning narratives that lay the groundwork for business growth and successful public policy outcomes. We have expertise in using public opinion polling and other tools to drive success.

Shared Value
Business Consulting

MBS Business Consulting

Strategies works with clients to enhance brand image, mitigate reputational and operational risk, strengthen workforce, and enhance community relationships. Companies are increasingly taking a “shared value” approach – connecting efforts in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, employee engagement, and community relations to core strategy and operations to create conditions for success and growth.

Strategic Political Relationships

Strategic Political Giving

Active engagement in the political process is an opportunity to protect and advance your business and industry interests. We utilize our strong relationships with state and federal campaign teams to guide our clients in creating and maximizing valuable political relationships.

Who We Are

We have assembled an experienced team of well connected professionals to meet your needs.


Robert Marchant

Phone: 608-283-2244
Email Robert

Denise Bode

Denise Bode

Phone: 202-844-3804
Email Denise

Tom Schreibel

Thomas Schreibel

Phone: 262-844-2428
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Sarah Helton

Sarah Helton

Senior Advisor
Phone: 202-747-9575
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Kevin Swanson

Kevin Swanson

Senior Associate
Phone: 202-747-9578
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Alex Nichols

Legislative Assistant
Phone: 202-844-3820
Email Alex

Where We Are

Our office is conveniently located in our nations capital of Washington, DC.

MBS Washington, DC

  • Address
  • 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 700 South
  • Washington, DC 20004
  • Contact
  • Phone: 202-747-9560
  • Fax: 202-347-1819

Industry News from

The Hill, Politico and the Wall Street Journal

The Hill: Energy and Environment Policy Energy and Environment Policy news from TheHill.com

The Hill: Healthcare Policy Healthcare Policy news from TheHill.com

The Hill: Transportation Policy Transportation Policy news from TheHill.com

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Morning Tax An early filing of the day's tax news

Morning Transportation A daily speed read on transportation and infrastructure

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Affiliated with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP


Michael Best Strategies LLC is affiliated with and owned in part by the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Your retention of Michael Best Strategies LLC does not constitute or otherwise create an attorney-client relationship with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Additionally, Michael Best Strategies LLC cannot and will not provide any legal services. If during the course of your representation by Michael Best Strategies LLC it becomes apparent that your interests will be furthered by the provision of legal services, you may at your discretion choose to enter into an attorney-client relationship with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. However, your retention of Michael Best Strategies LLC does not require you to use Michael Best & Friedrich LLP for any such legal services.